In December of 1949, twenty-five friends gathered together to form the Florence Wight Guild, an auxiliary organization dedicated to serve and support the new and exciting Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital which opened in 1950. The guild was named in memory of Florence Wight, a capable volunteer who shared her time and talent for the betterment of the Yakima Valley.
Today after sixty-seven years of service, Florence Wight members are still volunteering at Virginia Mason Memorial and continue to raise funds to support programs at the hospital. Recently the guild presented their twenty second Field Day where 180 women gathered to compete in sporting events and other competitions before enjoying lunch al fresco at the home of Rick and Lisa Plath. Guests and members together raised over $14,000 which will be used for physical therapy programs at Children’s Village. Thank you Florence Wight Guild!