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MOUNTAIN HOME, AR – The Baxter Healthy Foundation will benefit from a $5,000 sponsorship donation for the upcoming Buck-a-Roo Ball from Farmers and Merchants Bank.Members of the Farmers & Merchants team recently presented the check.
The gift will support the Buck-a-Roo Ball, a fundraiser for the Baxter Health Foundation’s Lend-A-Hand initiative. Lend-A-Hand is part of the medical center’s four unique community health education and support houses, which include women’s health education, Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, and support for patients and families coping with cancer or diabetes. Thanks to the tireless work of the hospital foundation, the majority of programs and services offered are free of charge to the local community.
Tickets are now on sale for the event. The fundraiser will include entertainment from Nashville’s Jason Cross, a mechanical bull and best dressed contests, dancing, and a barbeque dinner.
“Quality healthcare is critical to the well-being and growth of our community”, commented Farmers and Merchants Bank Market President Sally Gilbert. “The houses support families in need and go hand-in-hand with Baxter Health’s commitment to exceptional care. We are proud to partner with Baxter Health to keep the North Arkansas community healthy!”
The Baxter Health Wellness & Education Centers plays a critical role in the physical and emotional wellbeing of the North Arkansas area. Despite restrictions related to the pandemic 10,215 individuals visited the houses in 2020 for education programs, exercise classes, support groups and services. More than 8,500 individuals accessed services over the phone. Additionally, more than 1,070 resources, which includes items such as wigs and turbans, Alzheimer's caregiver toolkits, breast pumps and diabetes supplies from Reppell Center, were distributed to residents.
Farmers and Merchants Bank, headquartered in Stuttgart, is a locally-owned community bank with 27 locations across the state of Arkansas, including eight operating as The Bank of Fayetteville. With assets in excess of $1.6 billion, Farmers and Merchants is the 10th largest bank chartered in Arkansas.
Since 1988, generous donors in our community have ensured Baxter Health Foundation’s success in providing ongoing funding for Baxter Regional Medical Center. With their financial support of the latest medical technology, facility upgrades, healthcare scholarships, and the community health education and support houses, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation is devoted to the health needs of our community.