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Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council

The Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council was formed in the spring of 2004 after a long-time hospital volunteer and retired attorney Mr. David Cooke willed $100,000 to the hospital. The Development Council was initially made up of the volunteers with a representative from the hospital’s Directors’ Council (local board of directors) with the purpose to support the mission, programs and services of Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. The Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council is a 13-member organization that works in partnership with Vidant Edgecombe Hospital to raise funds to supplement programs, services and equipment that may not be included in the hospital’s annual budget. Additional revenue raised through the Development Council fundraising projects enables Vidant Edgecombe Hospital to reach more people in Edgecombe County and surrounding areas. The goal of the council is to make the hospital and community stronger, taking on projects to augment the work that Vidant Edgecombe Hospital is already doing for the community and to address the health care issues facing patients today.

Your gift to Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council stays local – every penny

It helps fund leading-edge equipment, new facilities and programs, meaning your friends and family can received the care they need in their home community. The Development Council’s signature fundraising event is the annual spring gala, held in April each year. This event brings the community together and raises money for projects to benefit the not-for-profit hospital and community-at-large.

Generous donors to the Development Council help make Vidant Edgecombe and our community stronger. A few recent programs and services include:

  • Emergency Department expansion and renovation
  • Breast health resource center
  • Translation devices
  • Inpatient dialysis
  • Patient transfer devise to help move patients comfortably
  • Funding for mammograms for women in need

The development council is raising funds to enhance cancer services in our area. Why focus on cancer care?

  • Cancer is the leading cause of death in Edgecombe County.
  • People are dying of cancer at a faster rate in eastern North Carolina that the rest of the state and nation.
  • Edgecombe County was previously ranked the 16th highest breast cancer death rate in the United States.

Donate any amount, any way you want.

The Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council accepts contributions of any amount at any time. In just a few minutes you can help us improve the health of our community by making a donation.

You can contact the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Director of Marketing, Business Development & Gifts at 252-641-8291 if you're interested in exploring other ways to give, such as:

  • Annual gifts
  • In memory of an in honor of gifts
  • Planned estate giving
  • Participation in or help with a special event