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The Lourdes Hospital Foundation
Binghamton, NY

June 2, 2024 is Sock Out Cancer Day

We are excited to inform you that the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed a Legislative Resolution declaring June 2, 2024 as Sock Out Cancer Day in New York State. Note that this date is in conjunction with observance of National Cancer Survivor Day.  Please help financially distressed cancer patients and their families with your generous gift. The Lourdes Hospital Foundation  is able to help countless individuals thanks to YOU!

Colorful Sock Out Cancer Logo; pink and yellow


The Lourdes Hospital Foundation exists to support Guthrie Lourdes Hospital in its mission of providing the highest quality healthcare to New York's Southern Tier region. The purpose of the Lourdes Foundation is to solicit and to receive contributions and make distributions to the Hospital. The Foundation seeks to raise funds for the benefit of various programs, projects and departments at Guthrie Lourdes Hospital and relies on public support and individual philanthropy to continue to support the Hospital in its mission.


funded projects

  The Lourdes Hospital Foundation not only helps individuals, but also, supports the Hospital with specific major projects and upgrades to equipment.  Most recently, through the generosity of one donor, the Foundation was able to fund the purchase of 16 fetal heart monitors and their carts.  This vital equipment enables the monitoring of moms and babies all while staying in the comfort and security of their hospital rooms.

Square box-shaped device used as fetal monitor
Computer on tall rolling cart used as fetal monitor

  With funding from the Lourdes Hospital Foundation, Guthrie Lourdes Hospital was able to purchase a van to be used for both patient transport and delivery support to Lourdes rural outpatient sites.

The purchase of this van will support growing patient and outreach needs of practice sites that are in rural communities. It will be used for patient transport and also, supply deliveries and maintenance needs at those sites.  As public transportation is not available at most, if not all of our rural sites of care, this van will surely be a welcome and well-used essential component of outreach care!


White passenger van to be used for patient travel
Lourdes Hospital Foundation logo is a letter L and a letter H intersecting at the crossbar of the upper case H.

The Lourdes Hospital Foundation continues to support Guthrie Lourdes Hospital in many ways. Click here to find out more!


Read our latest updates

Released seasonally, our newsletters showcase Foundation achievements, reflections on events, interviews with staff, and gratitude for our donors.

-“...there are many challenges but also many blessings. The Lourdes Foundation is certainly one of the blessings.” 

-Liver Cancer Patient

Middle-aged white male, smiling. President of the Lourdes Hospital Foundation
A Word from Foundation President, Robert O'Connell

On behalf of the Lourdes Hospital Foundation, I'd like to thank each and every individual who has made a gift.  Since the beginning of our fiscal year, July 2023:

  • $339,738 has been given to 1,330 individuals in need from the Foundation's multiple funds including the Geller Oncology Fund, the Sock Out Cancer Fund, and Hospice 

  • Countless patients and their families faced with the challenges of cancer, end of life, or other challenges have been assisted with their mortgage payments, rent, car payments/repairs, transport to and from appointments, grocery and gas cards and other necessities of life

Thank you for helping the Lourdes Hospital Foundation to continue to say YES to those in most need  - when they need it the most!


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