The 2019-2020 Lights of Life Campaign & Gala Chairs are Dr. David and Pam Black. The couple were selected during summer 2019 and are excited that the culmination of the successful fundraising season is almost here. The Blacks have a longstanding commitment to the community and our hospital and are truly the perfect choice to lead the efforts of the Lights of Life Campaign for the Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation. From the KSST website archives, here’s a recap about these two hard-working individuals and the sold-out Gala set for January 25, 2020.
David graduated from SSHS, Texas Tech and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. He then returned to Sulphur Springs and opened Broadway Veterinary Hospital in 1985. In the past, David has served on the Boards of: Young Farmers, Rural Urban Committee, Chamber of Commerce and United Way. He currently serves on the Boards of Hopkins County Hospital District, Hopkins County Dairy Festival, NETBIO and Ag Workers Insurance Advisory. He is the Co-Chair of Dairy Airs Hot Air Balloon Rally and serves on the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine Steering Committee.
Pam was raised in Corpus Christi, but moved to Sulphur Springs after college and married David. They have two daughters Kaylene Black & Kaytlin Meadows, Son-in-law Mark Meadows and two granddaughters Kelsey & Asa. Pam has served on the following boards: American Cancer Society, Child Protective Services, CASA and United Way. She was on the planning team and a leader for Kids Kingdom, Leadership Class of Sulphur Springs, Cattle Baron Inaugural Ball Committee, and Initiating Committee for establishing Relay for Life in SS. She currently serves on the Hopkins County Dairy Festival Board and is the Co-Chair of Hopkins County Dairy Festival Hot Air Balloon Rally along with being a Volunteer for Legacy Hospice Pet Therapy Team. Pam’s passion is working with her team of handlers and their certified “Animal Assisted “Therapy Dogs which are part of the Pet Partners Organization.
David and Pam are both active in Shannon Oaks Church. According to Meredith Caddell, CEO of the Healthcare Foundation, “I am so excited to be working with David & Pam. I have had the pleasure of witnessing their
dedication to multiple community projects over the years and I am so thankful they are also dedicated to our local hospital. I love their energy and determination. What more could we ask for in Campaign Chairs…hardworking, dedicated, passionate and caring. They embody each of these qualities and we are BLESSED to have them as the 2019-2020 Lights of Life Campaign chairs”.
This year’s campaign goal is $500,000
The impact the Foundation has had for our hospital has been tremendous with over 2.4 million dollars in contributions. The projects and equipment that have been purchased in the past have allowed our hospital to offer many additional services in order to provide better patient care.
The Foundation Board has selected to purchase several items with this year’s campaign funds. We will purchase a LUCAS CPR device to be housed in the Emergency Department for patients that present in cardiac arrest. We will also purchase a Fluoroscope Unit and a Vascular Ultrasound for the Radiology Department. Each of which will ensure the hospital state-of-the-
art tools to heal our community and expand the services provided in Sulphur Springs.
“It’s always exciting to see what will be added to our hospital through the funds raised each year. All funds raised through our Foundation STAY in Hopkins County. It takes everyone’s support to reach this lofty goal,” commented Caddell. The Lights of Life Gala is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:00p.m. – 12 midnight, at the Civic Center. It is a sell-out for the fun-filled evening of fine dining, dancing to a great band and bidding on amazing live and silent auction items. For more information, please call the Foundation office at 903-438-4799.