Long Term Care Partners Employees Engage in Altruistic Activities
December 7, 2012
Portsmouth, NH, December 7, 2012: Many employees at Long Term Care Partners (LTC Partners or LTCP) work to improve their communities and log hundreds of volunteer hours each year. LTC Partners is fortunate to have people who give of their time and talent for the benefit of others. LTCP employees volunteer at several local nonprofits, whose missions and programs are key to the stability and health of the communities where we live and work.
The following are three, among the many, employees and their altruistic activities:
- Maureen McNally, LTC Partners' meeting manager and analyst for program promotion, serves as the coordinator of the annual LTCP Making Strides and Daffodil Days events for the American Cancer Society. Maureen began the Daffodil Days program in 2006 in an effort to give hope to those dealing with cancer through the gift of daffodils. Both her mother, Jessie Keating, and her cousin's wife, Carol Coppenrath, had breast cancer. Her mother was a survivor, but Carol passed away in 2000, leaving behind three young boys.
In 2007, Maureen got interested in the Dover, NH, Making Strides event and formed the first LTCP team: the Rack Pack. The funds raised through these events help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
"I'm surprised at the totals collected," says Maureen. "From 2007 to 2012, the LTCP Making Strides ($23,698) and Daffodil Days ($4,412) campaigns have raised more than $28,000." Maureen also has also volunteered for the United Way's Day of Caring, which include days stripping linoleum at a day care center, cleaning and painting the local children's museum, cleaning up a center for battered women, and various landscaping chores.
- Tim Shipp, LTC Partners' network systems engineer, is an active supporter of nonprofit organizations. In 2009, Tim joined a group traveling to New Orleans to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Tim has also been a member of the LTCP Making Strides Rack Pack, and he has even gone so far as to dye his hair pink to show his support for breast cancer awareness.
Tim's passion is working with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He's served as the assistant den leader for his son's Cub Scout den and as a leader in the BSA summer camp program. Tim feels strongly that BSA programs go a long way to teach young boys about survival and responsibilities. He says, "Scouting can significantly impact a boy's life because it teaches so many life skills, like leadership and giving back to the community. It's really an amazing program."
Recently, Tim became a foster parent, noting the great need for this role: "It can be rewarding knowing you are providing a safe and stable environment for a child when they need it most."
- Mary Terwiske, LTC Partners' BENEFEDS business analyst, is a devoted philanthropist. Her passion for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® began in the early years of the organization when her cousin's child, diagnosed with cancer, was granted one of the first wishes.
For many years, Mary served on the board of directors and acted a volunteer coordinator and wish granter for the Boston chapter. She left the foundation when she got married and began raising a family in New Hampshire. When LTC Partners became involved with Walk for Wishes, she reunited with Make-A-Wish. Mary is currently working on the wish of a 16-year-old girl whose wish is to see a Broadway show.
Mary lives in Newmarket, and is on the board of the annual Heritage Festival, which celebrates the rich heritage of the town through music and dance, works by local artisans, and historical walking tours. She is also active in her church, having served in the roles of treasurer, trustee, and choir member.
To learn about volunteer opportunities in New Hampshire, visit www.volunteernh.org
About Long Term Care Partners
Long Term Care Partners, LLC® (LTC Partners®), is a wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock Life & Health Insurance Company and administers the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program and BENEFEDS.
LTC Partners is led by Chief Executive Officer Paul E. Forte, a veteran of the insurance industry. LTC Partners is located at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, NH, and employs more than 260 people. More information about LTC Partners can be found on the web at www.ltcpartners.com.
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