Rhode Island Hospital's Day of Giving
Day of Giving Raises $370,000
On Thursday, March 23, Rhode Island Hospital held its third annual Day of Giving telethon in partnership with NBC 10 WJAR. The event highlighted the world-renowned physicians and specialists from the Lifespan Cancer Institute, and their commitment to bringing the future of cancer care close to home.
Throughout the day, viewers across the region tuned in to hear from grateful patients and hospital staff, who shared powerful and inspiring stories of courage and hope in the face of life-threatening cancer diagnoses.
Thanks to sponsorships and the generosity of dollar-for-dollar, matching-gift-challenge donors, a total of $370,000 was raised, with day-of proceeds benefiting The Malloy Strong Fund at Rhode Island Hospital, which provides general support including financial, physical, and emotional assistance for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
An out-of-the-blue leukemia diagnosis shocked Rachel Morris, yet also inspired her to continue her pursuit of becoming a certified nurse. Today, she’s realized both a 3-year remission and her nursing goal.
After a skydiving accident in which he experienced severe injuries that included a fractured sacrum and 7 shattered vertebrae, Michel Kuri O’Farril of Mexico City found the lifesaving surgeries he needed at Rhode Island Hospital.