Beebe Medical Foundation Receives Donation to LGBTQ Fund Thanks to Local Author
Local author Will Freshwater held a book signing event and reading at The Pines in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, March 25. The evening highlighted Will’s Provincetown Series, which includes Favorite Son, The Light Reflected, and soon to be released Dark Horse.
Will donated 100% of all the proceeds from his book sales at the event to Beebe Medical Foundation, which will be designated to Beebe’s LGBTQ Fund.
“Beebe Healthcare is committed to providing quality care for all of our patients and visitors,” Tom Protack, President of the Beebe Medical Foundation said. “We offer a safe place where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities can access care with respect and dignity. Once again, this year we were designated a Leader in the Healthcare Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.”
This designation means Team Beebe received an evaluation of 100 for the “Leader” designation due to its patient-centered focus when it comes to providing inclusive and equitable care for LGBTQ+ patients, their families, and Beebe team members.
When asked why he decided to donate the proceeds to Beebe, Will shared, “The Beebe Medical Foundation is a true leader in outreach and partnership with the LGBTQ community in Sussex County. I chose to gift the proceeds from my book signing event to the Foundation to show my gratitude for the extraordinary care my family recently received at Beebe Healthcare, and to acknowledge Beebe’s commitment to provide this high level of care to every patient.”
L-R: Stephen Cremen, Cremen Coastal Properties, Dave Gonce, Partner at The Pines Rehoboth Beach, Kevin Naff, Editor-in-Chief, Washington Blade, Will Freshwater, Author, Kay Young, Executive Director of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation, Tom Protack, Beebe Medical Foundation President.