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Acadia Hospital Recognizes Donors, Celebrates Music and Wellness Program

Posted: 07/07/2014


Acadia CMO Anthony Ng, MD, DFAPA, Acadia President and CEO Daniel Coffey, and Acadia Board Chair Mike Shea unveil the donor wall in the hospital’s lobby.
Acadia Hospital recognized our donors and celebrated our music and wellness program during a special event on Wednesday, June 25. In addition to the unveiling of a new donor recognition display in the main lobby,
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Bangor Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman (R.) talks about the Music and Wellness Program while BSO Executive Director Brian Hinrichs (L.) looks on. Linda Theriault (foreground) is a member of the Juniper Quartet.
the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Juniper String Quartet performed for those in attendance.
Acadia’s donors were recognized during the unveiling of a new donor recognition display in the lobby. Among those honored were Ralph Leonard and his late wife, Anita, from Old Town, for whom the Ralph and Anita Leonard Society for Planned Giving was named.

Anita’s Garden was dedicated in June 2013 in memory of Anita Leonard. It is the setting for an Andreas von Huene sculpture, Zephyr, created during the 2012 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, a gift from the Max Kagan Family Foundation. We are truly blessed to have the garden area. Countless people enjoy the space on a daily basis, many share extremely positive comments.

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Some of Acadia’s young patients shared thank-you cards for those involved in making the Music and Wellness Program a reality.
Joseph and Suzanne Cyr’s generosity made possible the Cyr Interfaith Chapel at Acadia. The chapel, which was dedicated in November 2013, provides a space for spiritual enlightenment and solace, and offers a lovely view of Anita’s Garden. And, like the garden, it has served as a place of comfort and reflection for many people.

It is gratifying to note that the garden, chapel and other improvements are 100% financed through donations. The Leonard family has actually created an endowment to pay for the annual maintenance costs for the garden area.

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