Engraved Stones Offer Opportunity to Honor Loved Ones
Stone Path is located in the Healing Garden at Franklin Memorial
May 11, 2010
From left: Betty Levesque, Auxiliary member; Tom Hagerstrom, Franklin Community Health Network Development Director; and Donna Cunliffe, chair of the Memorial Stone Path committee.
The Franklin Memorial Auxiliary is reminding residents of the opportunity to purchase an engraved stone for the hospital’s Memorial Stone Path in the Healing Garden. Each engraved stone becomes a permanent part of the Healing Garden as a lasting memorial to a loved one or friend.
The healing garden, located between the hospital and the Medical Arts Center, consists of colorful flowers among the stately pines and small pond offering a serene setting for visitors, patients, and staff. A variety of vibrant perennials provide flowers in bloom throughout the season and the soothing sound of a trickling brook adds to the peaceful haven.
The cost of each engraved stone is $50. Proceeds support the Franklin Memorial Auxiliary—which in addition to this fundraiser—plans many activities and special events to raise thousands of dollars annually to support Franklin Memorial Hospital.
“This an opportunity to remember loved ones who have passed on,” said Donna Cunliffe, an Auxiliary member and chair of the Memorial Stone Path committee. “It’s also a chance to honor those special people in our lives who are still with us.”
Auxiliary member Emily Floyd has purchased several stones. “Franklin Memorial Hospital has meant so much to our family,” said Floyd. “To purchase stones to remember friends and family and become a permanent part of this garden was the right thing to do.”
Brochures with ordering information for the Memorial Stone Path in the Healing Garden are available in the hospital’s gift shop, located near the main entrance to the hospital. For additional information, contact Cunliffe at 645-3412.
The FMH Auxiliary’s mission is to promote the spirit of service to the patients that Franklin Memorial Hospital serves. Auxiliary gifts over the years have benefited patients, staff, and the community in many ways.
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