Junior Service League donates $51,229 to Community Hospital Foundation

The Junior Service League of Grand Junction has awarded a total of more than $50,000 in grants to the Community Hospital Foundation.

A $31,229 grant will help support construction of a new medical office building and the James Pulsipher Regional Cancer Center, scheduled for completion in 2023. A $20,000 grant will support patient care for mammography services.

“We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation from the Junior Service League,” said Penny Carlton, radiology director at Community Hospital. “These funds will allow us to better serve uninsured and underinsured individuals in our community, particularly those exhibiting symptoms of advanced breast cancer who may require diagnostic breast imaging and expedited life-saving treatment.”

The Junior Service League, a nonprofit service organization for women, raised the money for the grants through benefit events like Viva el Vino.

The 2022 Viva El Vino is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. April 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive.

Viva El Vino will showcase a variety of Grand Valley wines, but also will offer other liquors and spirits. A beer garden will serve local beers. The event will be spread out through several rooms and outdoor areas at the hotel.

General admission tickets sell for $95. VIP tickets sell for $150 and include early admission to the event and early access to a silent auction, a VIP food menu and an entry into a drawing for a two-night stay at the DoubleTree the weekend of the event. Sponsorships also are available at a variety of levels. For more information and tickets to the Junior Service League Viva El Vino benefit event, visit the website located at https://jslgj.com/viva-el-vino.