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Online Campaign Supports Fundraising Endeavor By The Wellness Fund At Southampton Hospitalís David E. Rogers, MD Center

Nicole Barylski

Michael Collins, Susan Wojcik, Jennifer Joly, PA, Emily Hernandez, Sandra Angelella, Maureen Coley, LCSW, and Brianne Fox, PA are David E. Rogers, MD Center staff members. (Courtesy Photo)

The Wellness Fund at Southampton Hospital's David E. Rogers, MD Center has nearly reached its fundraising goal of raising $21,525, which would allow them to provide support to 80 individuals through 2017. The Fund, which was created in 2009, has enabled more than 135 people to receive on-going quality care for HIV/AIDS since its start. The organization helps to ensure that patients managing HIV/AIDS are not denied care due to lack of financial resources and aren't deterred from seeking long term care because of unaffordable or unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

Funds from the campaign will assist with a variety of care services over the next two years. It will help around 60 individuals managing HIV/AIDS on eastern Long Island with services including Medical and Prescription Assistance, Hospital-based Integrative Medicine, Nutritional Support, and Transportation Assistance.

So far, The Wellness Fund has generated over $15,000 through a combination of private donations, personal appeals, and an online campaign through goodcircle.org. With slightly over $6,000 needed to reach their goal, the fundraising campaign will continue until Friday, February 6th.

To learn more about the Center, view the campaign video, or make a donation, visit goodcircle.org. Donations can also be made at www.southamptonhospital.org (the designation is David E. Rogers, MD Center for HIV/AIDS) or by check mailed to: Southampton Hospital Foundation, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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