MGHers sported colorful scrubs, jewelry, nail polish and sneakers to show their support for the MGH My Giving Helps Fund and the United Way during the campaign's annual Blue and Orange Week

My Giving Helps ends on a high note



GIVING SPIRIT: Members of the MGH Broadway Primary Care office in Revere


City Year Boston. The MGH Ambulatory Practice of the Future. Boys and Girls Clubs. The MGH Center for Global Health. Samaritans, Inc.  The MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care. Catholic Charities.

Employees showed their support for these programs and others funded by the MGH Fund and United Way by participating in Blue and Orange Week from Sept. 16 through Sept. 20. Getting creative with the annual tradition, MGHers sported scrubs, jewelry, nail polish and sneakers in the campaign colors.

“All of these activities and events were ways to show our gratitude to our employee donors,” says Keith Lillemoe, MD, lead co-chair of My Giving Helps, surgeon-in-chief and chief of the Department of Surgery. “They are the heart and soul of this hospital – and this campaign.”

As a perk, employees who were seen by campaign champions wearing blue and orange were eligible to receive prizes including movie tickets and overnight hotel stays. Nicholas Depauw, of Radiation Oncology, received a jersey autographed by Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork in the raffle drawing for all MGHers who liked the My Giving Helps page on Facebook.

“We look forward to announcing the total raised for the MGH Fund and United Way in mid-October,” says Ann Prestipino, MPH, lead co-chair of the campaign and senior vice president for Surgical and Anesthesia Services and Clinical Business Development. “But taking into account the donations raised so far, the awareness we’ve spread and the fun we’ve had, we already consider this year’s effort a success.”

For more information about the campaign, which ended Sept. 27, visit

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