Newport Hospital employees raise money for colonoscopies in memory of co-worker

Newport Hospital employees honor memory of co-worker

We’re on a mission to provide quality local and independent community news, information, and journalism.

holiday-stroll-banner

When one of their colleagues passed away nine years ago not long after being diagnosed with colon cancer, staff at Newport Hospital began raising money to help fellow employees cover their colonoscopy co-pay.

This year, the “Cover Your Butt” campaign raised $2,700. On Monday, Aug. 5, three employees in diagnostic imaging — Kelly Blanchard, Sue Quinn and Rae-Ann Lawrence — presented a check to Crista Durand, president of the hospital. The money was raised in memory of their former colleague, Donnie Hittie.

The 9th annual Cover Your Butt fundraiser included an event at Cappy’s on Memorial Boulevard in March.


We Can’t Do This Without You

After seven years, we have a major coverage expansion in the works for What’s Up Newp. We plan to increase the number of original news articles published daily by our WUN crew by 50 percent in early 2020, with more coverage of local issues, city government, education, and of course, much more on the topics and things our readers care most about in and around Newport County.
To support this expansion, we’re asking our loyal readers to become What’s Up Newp supporters.
Our content is free and always will be – but we rely on your support to sustain it.

Sign up for What’s Up Newp’s FREE daily newsletter, you’ll never miss a thing from us! Just enter your email address below!