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Philadelphia philanthropists and Wells Fargo to present donation in honor of Ahoskie native Annie Eason

July 30, 2012 by Carissa D. Etters

WHAT:     Philadelphia philanthropists and Wells Fargo will present a donation to Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital for a new pediatric asthma program, in honor of Ahoskie native Annie Eason. In addition, there will be a dedication of the Annie Eason Children’s Unit.
WHEN:                 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7
WHERE:               Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, outside of the main entrance. A designated parking lot will be located across the street and shuttles will be provided. Follow the event parking signs.
WHO:                   
  • Sue Lassiter, president, Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
  • Dr. Dorothy Eason Ruffin, apostle pastor
  • Arnold Zazlow, philanthropist
  • Spencer Zazlow, philanthropist
  • Jerome Zazlow, philanthropist
  • Mary Eason, family member of Annie Eason
  • Sallie Weaver, family member of Annie Eason
  • Michael Smolarski, Abbott Downing, a Wells Fargo business
  • Charles Hughes, Roanoke-Chowan Foundation
  • Lisa Rushing, RN, nurse manager, children’s and women’s care

INFO:                    Annie Eason was born and raised in Ahoskie, before moving to Philadelphia, PA where she played a major role in raising three brothers. The Zazlow brothers run an international textile company, ATD-American Co., located in Pennsylvania. The Zazlow’s attribute much of their professional and personal success to Eason and are giving back to her hometown in her honor.
                              After many years of searching for the best way to honor Eason, the Zazlow’s visited and toured Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. They decided that giving back to the children of eastern North Carolina would be the best way to honor Eason’s memory.
                              Wells Fargo is also a contributing donor.
 
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