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Front Page - Friday, May 10, 2019

Three hospitals benefit from Women of Distinction luncheon

Gregg Gentry, Erlanger; Lynda Minks Hood, Women of Distinction steering committee; Terrell Dollmont, Erlanger; Dr. Alison Bailey, Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute; and Rickie Pierce and Paula Henderson, WOD steering committee. - Photograph provided

The Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga netted more than $70,000 during the 2018 awards luncheon held in October and attended by 550 guests, the organization’s steering committee has announced.

The proceeds will benefit three local institutions. Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute, the Heart and Vascular Center at Parkridge Medical Center and the Buz Standefer Lung Center at CHI Memorial will each receive $23,359.

“Last year, one of the most significant changes we made was to give all the proceeds to these three health care entities, which support those dealing with lung and heart issues,” says steering committee member Lynda Hood.

 “In the past, the majority of the proceeds from the event left our community. Our goal was to keep everything in Chattanooga.”

Steering committee members included First Things First President and CEO Julie Baumgardner, Paula Henderson, Rickie Pierce and Chattanooga Bar Association Executive Director Hood.

This year’s awards luncheon will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at the Chattanooga Convention Center at 11:30 a.m.

Nominations are being accepted.

Visit wodgc.com to download the application. The deadline for turning in applications is Friday, June 7.

Source: Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga