Fundraising goal nearly met for CCMH Healing Garden


October 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation said Monday, that they have raised over $280,000 for the Cass County Health System Healing Garden. The funds come from generous gifts made by individuals, families, foundations and businesses.  The foundation says they are currently at 93-percent of their campaign goal of reaching $300,000.

CCMH Healing Garden (Cass. Co. Health System photo)

The Healing Garden is adjacent to the hospital cafeteria, and opened July 31, 2012.

CCMH Foundation Director Dawn Marnin said in a press release, that “It is so rewarding to see so many patients, visitors and staff enjoying the garden at all hours of the day.”  Marnin says she’s “Received countless comments about how relaxing and beneficial just a few minutes in the garden can be, (and) it’s a joy to know (it is) having such a positive impact.”

Marnin says there is still time to have a donor recognition paver or plaque installed this fall, but only for a limited time.  Donor recognition gifts are available for $250 and up.  To sponsor an area of the garden or purchase a paver in honor or memory of someone special in your life, contact the CCMH Foundation office soon.  While the opportunity to donate and have a paver or plaque installed, is only available until October 10th. Marnin says gifts of all sizes are appreciated.

For more information, go to,   or contact Dawn Marnin, CCMH Foundation Director 712-243-7409.