On Saturday evening, October 16, at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, Good Shepherd Guild members, along with the Good Shepherd Foundation, will host their annual Gold Rush fundraiser. Their theme for this year’s fun-filled event is “Glitz,” celebrating the seventy-fifth, diamond anniversary, of Good Shepherd Medical Center. Proceeds from Gold Rush “Glitz” will fund Longview's first and only Digital Mobile Mammography Service (DMMS). This new service will provide life-saving screenings for women of all ages and will serve as an outreach tool for many area businesses, churches, and surrounding communities, reaching women who may have never had an opportunity to have a mammogram.
As a member of the Good Shepherd Guild, Leasa Primo is serving this year as chairman of Gold Rush “Glitz,” which involves countless hours of planning, preparation, and coordinating the multitude of volunteers needed for such a large event.
“Gold Rush offers area businesses and individuals the opportunity to give back to the hospital that plays such a (vital) role in the community,” Mrs. Primo said. “The members of the Guild are excited about the DMMS and the profound effect it will have in our community. It’s another wonderful project funded through Gold Rush that will help save lives.”
In addition to her service to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Mrs. Primo is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Longview and belongs to the Christian Women’s Connection.
“I think it is everyone’s civic duty to volunteer in some way in their community. We are only as strong as our weakest link and volunteering is a great way to give back and make our community a better place to live,” Mrs. Primo said.
Mrs. Primo was raised in Kilgore and graduated from Kilgore High School. She attended Kilgore College and is a life member of Rangerettes Forever. Mrs. Primo received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from The University of Texas at Tyler. She and her husband, Darryl, have been married 29 years and are the parents of two adult daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Primo are members of First United Methodist Church.
“Longview is a great place to live and raise a family,” Mrs. Primo said. “The people here are genuine and caring and you can truly make a difference in the lives of others by getting involved.”