Unveiling Ceremony of the “Make A Difference” Sculpture, an Enduring Monument Recognizing Donors Attended by Many Community Members

Gloucester, VA - Riverside Walter Reed Hospital marked a significant event in their legacy by holding an unveiling ceremony of the newly installed "Make A Difference" Sculpture.  The beautiful sculpture, located in the hospital lobby will forever serve to recognize donors to the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital "Make A Difference Fund".

RWRH Unveiling Ceremony150 guests from the Middle Peninsula attended the ceremony, held in memory of J. Doswell Dutton.  During his lifetime, Mr. Dutton lived in Gloucester and was extremely influential in making a true difference here on the Middle Peninsula.  His generous bequest, which is now approaching $200,000, helped to establish the "RWRH Make A Difference Fund".  "We were honored to have both Congressman Wittman and Mr. Dutton's sister, Jean Mason, unveil the new Donor Recognition Sculpture," stated Becky McCoy, Chair of the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Make A Difference Fund Steering Committee.  "We all are humbled by Mr. Dutton's generosity and will work hard to make sure that the "Make A Difference Fund" is used to support the hospital's mission of providing exceptional health care right here at home," Ms. McCoy continued.

Whether gifts are through a donation of time, talent or treasure, no gift is too small, stated Liz Martin, Hospital Administrator.   As inscribed on our new recognition sculpture, "By Caring, Together We Can Make A Difference", we would love to talk to anyone who is inspired to make a difference, continued Ms. Martin.

"We would like to extend a personal invitation to the community to stop by and see the 'Make A Difference' Donor Recognition Sculpture and learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of your community hospital" shared Angela Healy, Director of Marketing. 

For more information, feel free to contact Angela Healy (804) 693-8845 or Debbie Atkinson with the Riverside Health System Foundation (757) 534-7070. 

If you are interested in becoming an active member of our Volunteer Program, please call Kent Taylor at (804) 693-8877.   

Published: June 7, 2010