Hospital volunteers take to the catwalk

Monica Hoyos, from Cos Cob, in the hat and Kathy Muir, from Greenwich, in flowered dress were part of the festivities.

Monica Hoyos, from Cos Cob, in the hat and Kathy Muir, from Greenwich, in flowered dress were part of the festivities.

Greenwich Hospital volunteers strutted their stuff at a special “April in Paris” luncheon on Wednesday, April 8, at the hospital’s Rye Brook campus.

The annual luncheon is held each year during National Volunteer Week to thank the nearly 700 Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary volunteers, ages 14 through 90-years-old, who donate thousands of hours in service to patients, staff and clinical services.

In 2013, volunteers logged more than 60,000 hours of community service. The event kicked off with a fashion show featuring volunteers outfitted in daytime and evening attire from the hospital’s Auxiliary Thrift Shop.

Among the models who took to the catwalk were Greenwich residents Kathy Muir and Joan Blaser of Greenwich, Monica Hoyos of Cos Cob and Sonia Sista of Riverside.

The Auxiliary, formed in 1906 and originally known as the Greenwich Hospital volunteer corps, has contributed more than $9.5 million through proceeds from its thrift shop, gift shop and annual fundraising efforts.

Past donations have funded new technology and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and supported hospital services, including Cardiology, Maternity, Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing. The Auxiliary also funds annual scholarships for high school graduates studying for healthcare careers.

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