In Recognition and Appreciation From Vidant Health Foundation

The Service League of Greenville was featured in the Vidant Health Foundation newsletter, THE GIFT:

Photo credit Jenni Farrow for Vidant Health Foundantion

“The Service League of Greenville made their first $300,000 payment towards a $2 million pledge to help fund Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  This contribution to the new facility is the group’s largest to date. Through their generosity, the Service League of Greenville chose the public healing garden as the area to give towards that will provide tranquility and peacefulness to cancer patients and their families.”

Our beautifully worded greeting at the entrance to the healing garden speaks to the Service League of Greenville’s commitment to the health and wellness of our community.

Enjoy many more pictures of the Service League of Greenville, healing gardens and Cancer Center  at


The Service League of Greenville was also honored by a lovely THANK YOU cake from Vidant Health Foundation at our May general meeting delivered by Blaire Vick, Event Coordinator along with Bobbie Lapiejko, Director Annual Giving and Crystal Corbett, Major Gift Officer.


Starting Our $2 Million Pledge To Vidant Cancer Center

The new healing garden made the perfect backdrop for the presentation of our first payment of $300,000 to meet our $2 million pledge to Vidant Health Foundation for the new Cancer Center’s garden.  Service League of Greenville President, Annelle West, along with Vice President, Ann Taylor; 2nd VP, Danette Pugh; and Past President, Mary Lee Hobbie presented the check to Phyllis DeAntonio, Administrator for Cancer Services at Vidant Medical Center.

The day was cool, but sunny as Service League of Greenville members enjoyed their first glimpse of the healing garden in Vidant Health’s new Cancer Center set to open this month.

Another great day to be a part of the Service League of Greenville!



Celebrating The Season At Vidant Health’s Holiday Social

All Service League of Greenville members were invited to attend Vidant Health’s Holiday Social on December 7th.  Among those celebrating the season and enjoying the opportunity to meet Vidant Health executive board members and Vidant Health Foundation board members:

SLG Projects Chair, Susan Thornton; SLG President, Annelle West; SLG Placement Chair, Wilma Shackelford; and SLG Corresponding Secretary, Dorothy Smith


A Preview of Vidant Health’s New Cancer Center

In 2015 Service League of Greenville members pledged $2 million for a Healing Garden as part of the new Cancer Center located adjacent to the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center.  Once completed, the new facility will provide both inpatient and outpatient cancer services.


Last month, all Service League members were invited to attend a preview presentation by Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health Foundation to update us on what has been happening with the cancer center and what our money will be helping to achieve.


Here are a few highlights from the comprehensive and thoughtful presentations by Phyllis DeAntonio, System Service Line Administrator of Cancer Care for Vidant Medical Center; Elaine Cunningham, Director of Development, Vidant Health Foundation; Varessa Wall, Director of Development, Vidant Health Foundation; Eva Marie Dyba, Major Gifts Officer, Vidant Health Foundation; and, Blair Vick, Event Coordinator, Vidant Health Foundation:

  • The importance of a cancer care center to Eastern North Carolina.


  • An artist rendering of the beautiful healing garden with meditation labyrinth (lower left).

Although the exterior of the cancer center is looking to be near completion these day, the doors won’t officially open until 2018.  (You can watch the Cancer Center’s progression on Vidant’s construction cam video.)

Service League members and Vidant team ride a bus past the construction zone on their way to touring an actual mock-up of both an infusion treatment suite and care room.  bus-ride-past-vidant-cancer-center-construction

  • In this mock infusion suite, league members see how patients will be able to view the healing garden provided by their pledge.

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In all, four groups from the Service League attended presentations by hospital and foundation staff.  Our thanks to the dedicated team of ladies who answered our many questions and who share our passion and commitment to the well-being of Eastern North Carolina.