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Heart Attack Survivor Lights 'Tree of Life' to Support Fundraising Campaign for New Defibrillators


Heart attack survivor Nelson Ballou flipped the switch to illuminate the trees at Southern Maine Medical Center’s (SMMC) Auxiliary Tree Lighting on December 5, 2012. Pictured left to right following the Tree Lighting: Donna and Nelson Ballou of Arundel; Ed McGeachey, SMHC President & CEO; Patricia A. Bibber, SMHC Auxiliary President; and Michael Schmitz, D.O., SMHC Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency department.

This year the many donations to the Tree of Life Campaign will support the Auxiliary’s commitment to purchase two new defibrillators in the SMHC Emergency department providing a true gift of life.  The SMHC Auxiliary will continue accepting donations to the campaign through the end of the year.  To make a gift, contact SMHC’s Development Office at 283-7234.

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