Stories

Our generous supporters have given in many ways. Explore their stories to see how they've made a difference through Riverside.

The Amazing Raise, a Success

Amazing Raise At 6 a.m. on September 17, the 36 hours of giving began for The Amazing Raise. This online giving challenge was designed to encourage people far and wide to support their favorite causes and organizations in their community. This year was the first year Riverside participated in the online giving event.

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Patriots Colony Team Members Support Annual Campaign

Tree of Life Patriots Colony Team Members and residents came out on Thursday, May 15th to enjoy the sun, some sweet treats and fun to raise funds for the Riverside Team Member Annual Campaign. "This is a great way to build upon the presentation given by Crystal Gregory at our Town Hall meeting in March."

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Team Member Daniel Ballin competes against cancer in Chattanooga

Tree of Life Like many others, I have been personally touched by cancer. I lost my maternal grandmother, Jean Halls to breast cancer and my close high school friend, Nicola McMaster lost her battle with bone cancer at the age of 17.

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An Innovative Partnership Forms "Village" to Help Support At-Risk Students

CSX Transportation, An Achievable Dream and the Riverside Foundation Helping Students Gain a Better Education through Better Health

CSX logoRiverside has long understood the connection between good health and positive educational outcomes, evidenced by the Riverside-supported and Riverside-staffed health clinics at two An Achievable Dream (AAD) campuses in Newport News. AAD serves students at-risk of failure in school due to socioeconomic factors. CSX Transportation has come alongside Riverside and AAD to provide a generous contribution that will support Riverside's AAD clinics.

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Gloucester Soccer Girls Give Back in a Big Way

2013 "Goals for Life" Drive Raises Funds for Tree of Life Cancer Fund

Angie Healy and The Gloucester High School Girls Soccer TeamMembers of the Gloucester High School Girls Soccer team are not only scoring goals on the field, they're using their athletic skills to give back to their community. For the past four years, the team, led by Coach Robert (Bob) Fisher, has conducted a "Goals for Life" fund drive to support breast cancer prevention and patient assistance programs at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.

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Racecars, Pink Ribbons and a Mission

Breast Cancer Survivor and Son Raise Funds for Tree of Life

Jenny and Vaughn CrittendenPatients may not know that our mission is to care for others as we would care for those we love, but they can feel it. Jenny Crittenden of Deltaville is living proof of the Riverside Care Difference. After her diagnosis with breast cancer late last year, Riverside became part of her journey - from her first mammogram at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, to the personal guidance of her oncologist, to the extraordinary compassion of her surgeon as she faced a double mastectomy at age 44.

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$20,000 Gift Funds Camera System for Neonatal Intensive Care

Family of Preemie twins says thanks

Wells FamilyIn what has to be the happiest ending imaginable to a trying and sometimes scary story, Landon and Walker Wells (along with mom and dad, Kristi and Jason) stopped by Riverside Regionals Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in July for a belated first birthday party with the team of caregivers that watched over the premature twins for the first 47 days of their lives.

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Riverside Tappahannocks Liz Martin Leads by Example

Hospitals capital campaign for all private rooms boosted by $10,000 contribution

Liz and Pat MartinGiving back to the community they've come to love is a way of life for Riverside Tappahannock VP/Administrator Elizabeth (Liz) Martin and her husband, Pat, a Home Mortgage Consultant with Essex Bank. Check almost any charitable or community activity in Tappahannock and you're likely to find one or both of them in leadership roles.

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Pancakes Make a Difference

Cancer Fund Gift Honors Riverside's John Stanley

John Stanley and Dennis Loftus When was the last time your boss fixed your entire department homemade, fresh-off-the-griddle pancakes? Your answer is probably never - unless your boss is John Stanley. One of the little perks of working in Riverside's Information Systems (IS) department was John's once-a-year pancake feast for the 140 members of the department.

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