Yellow tags will flutter everywhere on Friday, Sept. 19, when the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary hosts its annual Tag Day. This event has been a GRMC Auxiliary tradition for 90 years where area residents are asked to make a donation in exchange for the bright yellow tags.
“We are so proud of the strong support our auxiliary and the hospital receive from the communities we serve,” says Shannon Reding, president, GRMC Auxiliary. “Tag Day is such a wonderful tradition and along with other fundraisers, it allows us to make significant contributions to GRMC. We continue to work toward our pledge of $150,000 for the Moving at the Speed of Life campaign and we hope the community will support this year’s Tag Day.”
Area residents from all the communities in the GRMC service area are encouraged to stop at participating businesses or collection places to make a donation. Tables will be set up in Brooklyn, Grinnell, Montezuma, Toledo, and Victor. Tags will be sold at GRMC clinics in Lynnville, in Toledo at Deer Creek Health Center, and in Victor. Patriot Bank in Brooklyn will have volunteers selling tags. In Grinnell, look for auxiliary members at GRMC, Casa Margaritas, Fareway, HyVee, Lonnski’s, McNally’s, Medicap Pharmacy, Pioneer Bookstore, Pizza Ranch, Post Office, Saints Rest, Walmart.
Tag Day supports the auxiliary’s projects every year as they have for generations. Funding for the Grinnell Regional Babies Room program for new mothers, hospital tours with area first-graders, and an extensive healthcare scholarship program are among the ongoing projects supported by the auxiliary. This is all done in addition to their goal to be a positive influence on the patient experience at GRMC through patient and volunteer services.
For more information or to be an auxiliary Tag Day volunteer, call 641-236-2588.