Gina's Friends

Gina’s Friends will help women who cannot afford to obtain life-saving diagnostic tests.

Ginas-Friends-Logo.jpegWhen generous and caring individuals make a major gift to support something they care about, wonderful things happen. Gina Barreca and her husband, Michael Meyer, have expressed their desire to make a real difference in the lives of others by establishing a fund at the Windham Hospital Foundation: Gina’s Friends.

Gina’s Friends will help women who cannot afford to obtain life-saving diagnostic tests because they fall through the cracks of state and/or federal healthcare programs, they lack adequate insurance or have no insurance at all. Women of all ages benefit from programs offered by Windham Hospital in our schools, clinics, hospital based programs, outpatient services, and community settings. We help women to access the care they need, learn about preventive measures to keep them and their babies healthy, bring peer groups together to gain support and understanding, and inspire women to take steps to improve their health status and live longer, healthier lives.

Gina-Barreca.jpegWith this gift to the Windham Hospital Foundation, Gina is expressing her confidence in Windham Hospital and her belief in the importance of having quality healthcare close to home. She and her husband, Michael have experienced first-hand the outstanding care at Windham Hospital and that is why they want to help others. Their major gift to the Windham Hospital Foundation will assist women for generations to come and you can be part of this philanthropic effort that will have a tremendous impact on women in need.

You can make a gift in your name or in honor of your friends and family. We will send them a special card telling them of your thoughtfulness, and both of you will receive Gina’s signature bookmark. 

More about Gina….

Gina Barreca is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut. She has written or edited more than a dozen books to date and is a regular blogger for The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Brainstorm" section. She has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, 48 Hours, and The Today Show.

Gina is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and has spoken both internationally and nationally. She and her husband, Michael live in Storrs, Connecticut and have been faithful supporters of Windham Hospital for years.

To make a gift to Gina’s Friends fund, email Shawn Maynard or call 860.456.6861.

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