Founding Hospital Auxiliary Member Celebrates 100th Birthday
Virginia Martin has volunteered at Community Hospital of San Bernardino since 1958. As one of the auxiliary's founding "Pink Ladies" she has worked at the lobby's front desk, the crafts room and escorting patients to appointments. She was involved in the star-studded 1958 fundraiser Sammy Davis Jr. held at the National Orange Show as special thanks for the care he received at the hopsital after an automobile accident.
After 53 years, you can still find Virginia in the gift shop, opening boxes, pricing items and making selections from catalogues.
"I love it. I would miss it. I keep in touch with people I know and enjoy what I'm doing," she said.
On Thursday, September 8, Virginia turned 100 years old and to celebrate the hospital had a surprise party in her honor, complete with cake, the Mayor, hospital staff members and members of Virginia's family.
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