Foundation for Firelands

Donor Stories

As a not-for-profit hospital, Firelands Regional Medical Center acts as a safety net for our community. Your donations help hundreds of people receive the healthcare services they need when they need them.

We Give Because…

Best Cellars Book Club Necklace

In 2013, a local book club decided to create a charm necklace after being inspired by the book, “The Necklace” by Cheryl Jarvis. In the book, thirteen women share a single necklace and forge a bond that is truly life-changing. View this video to hear how the women of the Best Cellars Book Club were inspired to create their own necklace and to donate it to The Foundation for Firelands Mammogram and Breast Cancer Fund.

Shelly Chesbro, owner, Mark Advertising, Sandusky

donor stories

From the moment Shelly Chesbro first donned her red and white candy-striper uniform in her early teens as a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital, she learned first-hand the meaning of giving back.

Read Shelly's full donor story here.

Tim Mayles, accountant, Barnes Wendling Accountants, Sandusky

"I give because we are fortunate to have Firelands Regional Medical Center in our community."

Read Tim's full donor story here.

Ted Kastor, VP, Business Development, Janotta & Herner, Inc.

donor stories"The employee-owners at Janotta & Herner see our support of The Foundation for Firelands as a way to give back to the community we live and work in. We also see Firelands as our safety net. It's comforting to know that if one if our employees is injured, Firelands has the resources to get him or her feeling better and back to work.

"Our employees support Firelands by sponsoring golf teams for the "Caddyshack" Open and participating in various other events that raise funds to enhance patient care and services. It's a partnership that we are very proud to have."

Beth Mathews, Mathews Ford, Sandusky

"We support The Foundation for Firelands cancer program fund and mammogram and breast cancer fund because we have seen the impact it has on patients and families who are dealing with the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis."

Read Beth's full donor story here.

Jim Wible, president, American Colors Inc., Sandusky

donor stories

"American Colors has been a long-standing supporter of The Foundation for Firelands. We are proud to have a nationally ranked medical center and physicians right here in Sandusky. For our 50 employees, having Firelands Regional Medical Center just minutes away means better health; more productive workdays; and happier, healthier families.

"American Colors has supported the Initiative for Firelands, a capital campaign which helped to fund renovations and construction at the hospital, and the Firelands cancer program fund."

Leslie Bott, KeyBank, Sandusky

donor stories"Firelands Regional Medical Center is an important client of KeyBank and a safety net for residents living in and around the Lake Erie shores. KeyBank is proud to support The Foundation for Firelands "Caddyshack" Open because it is an event that benefits so many people in need. As the event sponsor for the last two years, and as the Sandusky Key Center manager, I have had the privilege of volunteering on the course. I believe in the mission of The Foundation for Firelands and have had a great time with the golfers, volunteers and donors. We are proud to support an event that means so much to patients at the medical center and to the community as a whole."

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