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Oxnard, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/09/2015 -- On April 18, 2006, Andrina Goodwin lost her heroic battle with cancer at the age of 57 at the Hospice House in Auburn, Maine. As a tribute to her courageous fight, her children established The Andrina Goodwin Foundation ('AGF'), a nonprofit organization. Being moved by the compassionate care and comfort that was provided for her by hospice care, they decided it would be their mission to ensure others had access to the same level of care and support through illness and bereavement.
They would look to hospice care once again in February of 2014, when their father, Donald Goodwin, would spend his last days, two rooms down.
Since 2011, The Andrina Goodwin Foundation has participated as 'Team AGF' in the annual Androscoggin Hospice House 5K & Remembrance Walk. Each year, the team has grown and raised more money to help those who do not have adequate health insurance or resources get the patient care and family support they deserve.
Here's a promo video for people to join Team AGF for this years walk: http://youtu.be/BCIz0khhQr
Foundation President, Ken Goodwin, explains, "it is our mission to to help those who are terminally ill or facing a life-limiting illness receive compassionate end-of-life care, similar to what both our parents experienced". He continues, "we learned at a young age from our mom the importance of helping others in the community and we continue her legacy and efforts through the foundation".
About Andrina Goodwin
She was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on July 1, 1948, the eldest daughter of Gaetano and Elizabeth F. (Bottiglio) Ferranti. She attended Burlington High School and married Donald Goodwin on May 6, 1972. The couple moved to Kennebunk, Maine, and then raised three children in Arundel for over twenty years.
Andrina was active with volunteer work throughout her life. In the earlier years, she held various positions at her children's school and wrote the weekly "News of Arundel" column for the York County Coast Star. After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1989, Andrina organized and coordinated the first Breast Cancer Support Group as well as the first American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in York County. She continued to bring awareness and support through fundraising and events. One such event was a Fashion Show Luncheon that had Breast Cancer survivors as models, showing they were still beautiful. Andrina also worked closely with Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford for many years as a volunteer.