Nashua Resident Helps VNA of Boston Raise $260K

Nashua resident Linda Hope-Springer helped the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston raise a record-breaking $260,000 at its annual Heroes in Health Care Gala held recently at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston.

VNA of Boston, established in 1886, is the oldest organized visiting nurse association in the United States. The nonprofit provides vital, home-based health care to Greater Boston residents, including infants with acute, chronic or terminal illnesses and mothers with at-risk pregnancies.

Hope-Springer served as co-chairwoman of the Gala. Over the past nine years, the Heroes in Health Care Gala has raised over $2 million in essential funding for VNA of Boston’s Maternal Child Health Program and Charitable Care Fund.

“I am deeply impressed by the depth and vitalitydemonstrated year after year by our partners and friends. It is both humbling and inspiring,” Laura Wise, Manager of Fund Development, said.

The event also honors individuals who have made profound and sustained contributions to the health and wellbeing of the citizens in our community. This year’s Heroes in Health Care are Jill Shah, senior vice president of the MINDBODY Exchange; Kevin Tabb, MD, president and chief executive officer of Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center; and Henri Termeer, former CEO, chairman and president of Genzyme Corporation.

To learn more about leadership giving at the VNA of Boston, please contact Laura Wise, manager of fund development, at 617-886-6460. Tolearn more about the VNA of Boston, visit

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Caption: Linda Hope-Springer and EmerySpringer at the Heroes in Health Care Gala. Courtesy

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