Of Annapolis.Volunteer work: Though her...

IRA MYERS

August 08, 1993

IRA MYERS of Annapolis.

Volunteer work: Though her association with the Anne Arundel Medical Center's Auxiliary dates to the early 1950s, Mrs. Myers would rather talk about the future.

"When I was president back in 1968 there were some 500 members in the Auxiliary, and now there are over 1,000. And last year we gave over 75,000 hours of volunteer service to the hospital," she said.

Mrs. Myers has worked extensively with the American Cancer Society and with Anne Arundel Medical Center's Pathways clinic.

She has been the chairwoman of Reach to Recovery since 1970, when the mastectomy-care group was organized in Annapolis, and assists with a post-mastectomy support group that meets weekly.

For the third consecutive year she is co-chairing the hospital's annual Hospice Fall Golf Classic, which is scheduled for Oct. 8 at the the Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville.

With more than 140 participants expected and support from many local corporate sponsors, the hospital hopes to raise $25,000, Mrs. Myers said.

She praises the hospital for some of its recent projects, such as the construction of the Rebecca M. Clatanoff Woman's Hospital on Jennifer Road.

Mrs. Myers' husband, Benjamin Myers, does volunteer work with the American Cancer Society, driving patients to treatment areas.

Volunteer's comments: "I've enjoyed every minute of it, met a lot of nice people and hope that I have helped some people along the way," Mrs. Myers said. To recommend someone for "Volunteer Spotlight," call the Anne Arundel bureau, 315-8911 or 1-(800) 829-8000, Ext. 8911, any time or fax nominations to 315-8916 or mail them to: The Sun For Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, Md. 21122.

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