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. Andrina also worked closely with Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford for many years as a volunteer.

 

Her life centered much around her family and she enjoyed spending time at the beach and writing. She faced her illness with dignity and bravery and never complained about the pain. She was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and hero.

ABOUT ANDRINA GOODWIN FOUNDATION

 

The Andrina Goodwin Foundation (‘AGF’) is a nonprofit organization established by the children of Andrina Goodwin, following her death from cancer in 2006.  Being moved by the compassionate care and comfort that was provided for their mother by hospice care, the family decided it would be their mission to ensure others had access to that same level of care and support through illness and bereavement.

 

The family would look to hospice care once again in 2014, when their father, Donald Goodwin, would spend his last day’s two rooms down from where his wife was 7 years earlier at the Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.

 

Since 2011, The Andrina Goodwin Foundation has participated as ‘Team AGF’ in the annual 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.

 

The Andrina Goodwin Foundation’s mission is to raise money to help those who are terminally ill or facing a life-limiting illness receive compassionate end-of-life care.

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Ken Goodwin

Kelly Goodwin

Vice President, East Coast Chapter

kelly@supportagf.org

Keith Goodwin

Vice President, West Coast Chapter

Kristen Ross

Secretary

Raychel Goodwin

Director

Carol Bustillos

Director

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