Beebe Medical Foundation Receives Donation from The Movies at Midway’s ‘Buckets for Beebe’

Tiffany Derrickson, Vice President of Atlantic Theatres, with Joyce Blizzard, Movies at Midway’s “box office cashier extraordinaire,” Elsie McGurgan, Movies at Midway’s “wonderful ticket taker,” and Judy Aliquo, CEO & President, Beebe Medical Foundation.The Derrickson family and Atlantic Theatres’ The Movies at Midway have donated $5,144 to the Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare.

The donation is the first in a multiyear initiative in support of the “I Believe in Beebe” campaign. Late last year, The Movies at Midway unveiled a new design for their refillable popcorn bucket to include the “I Believe in Beebe” campaign logo.

A portion of the proceeds is donated from the sale of each bucket to the construction of Beebe’s new Specialty Surgical Hospital at the Rehoboth Health Campus.

As a third-generation entertainment enterprise, The Movies at Midway family say they value the fact that Beebe offers state-of-the-art healthcare right here at home – being a part of the community has been and continues to be an important part of The Movies at Midway.

“My sister, Sabrina Hill, and I are Beebe Babies. Our children were born at Beebe, and we have experienced excellent emergency care at Beebe,” said Tiffany Derrickson, Vice President of Atlantic Theatres. “We believe in supporting Beebe because we live here and this is our community’s hospital. My father, Richard Derrickson, served on Beebe Medical Center’s Board of Directors from October 1994 until June 2004 and Sabrina served on Beebe Medical Foundation’s Board of Directors from May of 2012 until October of 2015.”

The funds raised from the “Buckets for Beebe” initiative are in loving memory of the Derrickson family’s sister, Rosemary Burton (January 17, 1955 to March 2, 1974). The Derrickson family’s goal is to contribute $500,000 with this five-year effort. 

“The Derricksons are life-long supporters of Beebe. They understand the importance of giving back to the community which supports their business,” said Judy L. Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation. “The Movies at Midway’s ‘Buckets for Beebe’ initiative is an extraordinary example of a local business supporting its local, not-for-profit community health system. It is also another great reason to visit Movies at Midway, enjoy some popcorn, and support Beebe Healthcare in creating the Next Generation of Care right here at home.”                  

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people who live in, work in, and visit the communities we serve. Beebe Healthcare has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Beach Health Campus; and coming in 2020, the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiac and vascular, general surgery, robotic surgery, cancer treatment, women's health, and orthopaedics. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a Home Care program and an adult activities center.

For more information about Beebe Healthcare, go to www.beebehealthcare.org. To find out how Beebe Healthcare is Creating the Next Generation of Care for the community, go to www.nextgenerationofcare.org.

 

Caption: Pictured left to right are:  Tiffany Derrickson, Vice President of Atlantic Theatres, with Joyce Blizzard, Movies at Midway’s “box office cashier extraordinaire,” Elsie McGurgan, Movies at Midway’s “wonderful ticket taker,” and Judy Aliquo, CEO & President, Beebe Medical Foundation.