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The Botsford Foundation Recognizes Donors at Riley Healing Garden Dedication

Farmington Hills, Mich. (June 11, 2010)---The Botsford Foundation dedicated the George F. Riley Healing Garden located at the Botsford Cancer Center on Thursday, June 10. The afternoon event also included a special reception in the garden honoring donors who made significant contributions to Botsford Hospital, the Botsford Cancer Center, the Dr. Louis and Lucille Spagnuolo Botsford Breast Center and the Botsford Inn Commemorative Brick Garden. 
“The Riley Foundation’s generosity helped us create a beautiful space where patients, families and staff members can relax and enjoy the outdoors,” said Margo Gorchow, Executive Director of The Botsford Foundation. “We were delighted to celebrate the generosity of all our major donors at this special event, and it seems appropriate to do so in a garden made possible by philanthropy.” 
The George F. Riley Healing Garden stands between the Botsford Cancer Center and the historic Botsford Inn, the exterior of which has been restored to its 1925 appearance.  
Other Farmington-area outdoor projects supported by the Riley Foundation include the George F. Riley Park in downtown Farmington and the Farmington Hills Riley Skate Park. The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation honored George and the late Dolores Riley with the namesake Riley Award for Altruism earlier this year. 
The Botsford Cancer Center, which opened in January 2009, is a Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. Patients can received all their outpatient cancer care and support services in the state-of-the-art facility. 
PHOTO CAPTION: George Riley at the Riley Healing Garden Dedication on June 10.

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