b'6 CONCORD HOSPITAL TRUSTRECOGNIZING LIFE\x1fLONG DONORS Barbara and Michael Ruedig recognizeThey agreed to lead the CardiovascularTheir three children were born at the how important Concord Hospital is toInstitute campaign because of MichaelsHospital and Barbara was very impressed the community. Thats why they haveown experience with a seriouslywith the level of care, and caring, she worked for more than three decades asmalfunctioning heart valve. He chose toreceived after breaking her leg last fall.donors and fundraising leaders to helphave it repaired at Concord Hospital. I felt taken care of and because of that, the Hospital provide the highestit honestly made me more relaxed. I felt quality care.I could give myself over to their medical Concord Hospital is a di\x1e erence makerexpertise and not be worried, she said.in everybodys lives in this community,Barbara is a member of the Concord Michael said. Most of the great care youHospital Trust Major and Planned Gifts can get in Boston, you also can get atCommittee, the Womens Giving Circle and Concord Hospital. the Margaret Pillsbury Society, meaning The Ruedigs have been Concord Hospitalshe has included the Hospital in her estate Trust donors for 31 years. They also areplans. Both are members of the Presidents generous with their time, serving asTo be in a hospital in Boston andSociety, honoring donors who contribute leaders in the e\x1e ort to build the Paysonundergoing a life-threatening major$1,000 or more in a year.Center for Cancer Care more than 20 yearsoperation was going to be di\x1dcult forThey are con\x1f dent in the Trusts leadership ago and now, as co-chairs of the campaignme and my family, so being able to doto oversee campaigns such as the to raise $2 million to help the Hospitalthat at Concord Hospital was an absoluteCardiovascular Institute e\x1e ort and to coordinate and expand cardiac and vascularblessing, he said. ensure that gifts are administered and care in the Cardiovascular Institute.distributed wisely.Barbara and Michael joined the e\x1e ort toThey want to help the Hospital o\x1e er even raise funds for a cancer center because abetter care to more people through theBarbara notes that while the Hospital paralegal in Michaels Concord law o\x1dceCardiovascular Institute. relies on philanthropy, it is a philanthropic had to be driven to the Boston area forYou want to make sure your local hospitalorganization as well, providing millions of multiple cancer treatments, seriouslyis equipped with the latest tools and thedollars in free care to patients who cant disrupting her life. expertise to give you the proper cardiaca\x1e ord it. That generosity is important to care and thats what the Cardiovascularmaintaining a thriving communityNow, if you are in that situation, you canInstitute is all about, Michael said. As a real estate broker, she recently led get that treatment at Concord Hospital,tours for business executives considering a he said. Though the Ruedigs have a specialmove to Concord. connection to the Cardiovascular Institute, the Hospital had made a di\x1e erence forThey loved the breadth and depth of the them in other ways. arts, the medical community, the looks of the downtown and the various neighbor-hoods, Barbara said. It all \x1f ts together.'