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Did you miss our 40th Anniversary Brunch on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

The afternoon was complete with celebration, reuniting of old friends, and a fabulous time had by all who were in attendance.  Another honor, was to have MMOA founders Horace and Violet Saunders join us, as well as some other staples who have helped build and keep up this incredible organization.  Our friends from ConvaTec, Coloplast, Ostomy Secrets, and New Hampshire Pharmacy were also on hand to help us celebrate and take part in our annual product fair.  In addition, Hollister was a great partner in sponsoring our incredible Keynote Speaker, Brenda Elsagher.

Not only did we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, but we also presented our inaugural Founders Award to three people who have been such a part of the 40 years of MMOA.  There will be another post about the Founders Award and each of the three recipients, however, I wanted to mention our honoring of Liz O’Connor, CWOCN (Retired) from Holy Cross Hospital, Carol Pettis, CWOCN (Retired) from Washington Hospital Center, and Joyce Newmyer, President of Washington Adventist Hospital.

In closing, I want to remind you that a short video (under 10 minutes) with some of the highlights of our special day is featured on the front page of our website.  Additional videos that feature added highlights from this special day are soon to follow.  A special thanks to Rick Dove of Rick Dove Photography for the wonderful pictures and video’s to come.

Thanks to all who made this historical day so memorable and wonderful.



An ostomate for over 40 years, I still value the support of fellow ostomates at meetings and the info from health professionals.