Monday, December 21, 2009

Good news from Bowdoin Street

Many thanks to those of you who participated in my recent auction to benefit the Bowdoin Street Health Center. Remember that we were trying to raise money for an ultrasound machine, so pregnant women could have ultrasounds in their neighborhood setting rather than having to spend time and money to travel to BIDMC for this service.

I received good news today from Adela Margules, who heads the center:

I wanted to let you know that I received notice today that we have received a grant from the MA Health and Educational Facilities Authority to help purchase an ultrasound machine for our ob/gyn practice. (HEFA has a competitive grants program each year for health centers, and we were one of 14 funded.) This grant award, coupled with the funds raised through the Red Sox raffle* and the auction on your blog, allows us to move forward and purchase the machine.

* Note: We raffle off tickets to the baseball playoff games.

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