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TMC Foundation 5301 East Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85712

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Winter 2004

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Our Purpose

Boards of Trustees

The TMC Foundation supports the charitable mission of TMC HealthCare and is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of our community. Anthony Lomonaco, M.D. Sidney N. Mendelsohn, Jr., Esq. Diane Neddenriep, M.D. David F. Peachin, C.P.A. James S. Pignatelli Gerald J. Swanson, Ph.D. Jim Topping

TMC Foundation Board of Trustees

Sidney N. Mendelsohn, Jr., Esq, Chairman Frank D. Alvarez, TMC HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer Henry K. Boice Palmer Evans, M.D. Robert Fennimore Dorothy Hunt Finley Anne M. Fulton-Cavett, Esq. Robert R. Johnson, M.D. Richard M. Moreno Howard B. Morrow, Jr. David F. Peachin, C.P.A. Brenda Piccone, TMC Auxiliary President Richard Schaefer Beth Walkup Arlene Webster, R.N.

Life Trustees

Rabbi Albert Bilgray (deceased) John Carter Hamilton Catlin Henry Dahlberg, Secretary/Treasurer Emeritus A.V. Gossetta (deceased) Mildred Holesapple Paul H. Jones John H. Matthews (deceased) Judy S. McCaleb George B. Pond (deceased) Arthur Porter (deceased) William J. Rundle (deceased) Warren Rustand Robert Shelton Robert Suarez T.A. Snedden (deceased)

TMC HealthCare Board of Trustees

Richard M. Moreno, Chairman Frank D. Alvarez, TMC HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer Henry K. Boice Mary E. Cochran, M.D. Dan L. Dearen, Ed.D. Susan L. Ernsky Manuel M. Ferris Louise L. Francesconi Kenneth Handy Eduardo Leon

Published by: TMC Foundation 5301 East Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712 · (520) 324-5982 · www.tmcaz.com Frank Alvarez, president and chief executive officer, TMC HealthCare Michael J. Duran, vice president and chief development officer, TMC Foundation Editor: Cheryl Kohout Contributors: Cheryl Kohout, Michael J. Duran, Colleen Cullison Photos: Chris Mooney, Eileen Schwab

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Table of Contents

Features Committed to Quality ..................2 2003 Grant Awards ......................4 Community Health Clinic............5 Energized Auxilians......................6 Donor Focus ­ Mary Goodman ............................7

Energized Auxilians (Page 6).

On Center magazine is dedicated to the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Erickson of New York. Their love for their adopted city of Tucson and their generosity in donating much of the land and buildings of the once-famous Desert Sanatorium have made possible the Tucson Medical Center of today.

On an average day at TMC...

... 33 outpatient surgeries are performed. ... 26 inpatient surgeries are performed. ... 15 babies are delivered. ... 230 people visit the emergency room. ... 1,000 patient meals are served. ... 12,500 pounds of laundry are cleaned.

Family Philanthropy Focuses on Kids............................8 Meet the Foundation Staff ........8 Rock'N Rodeo ..............................9 CMN ....................................10-11 Center on Giving ....................12

At TMC there are...

... 673 licensed acute and psychiatric beds. ... 90 bassinets. CMN (Page 10). ... 1,200 members on the medical staff. ... 3,200 hospital employees. ... 33,000 inpatients served yearly. ... 137,000 outpatients served yearly.

On the cover: TMC Foundation's 2003 grant awards benefited the hospital and the community. (Page 4).

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very day Tucson Medical Center plays a critical role in our community. Its value to Tucson and Southern Arizona is measured in lives saved and lives made better through quality health care. From delivering babies to caring for the terminally ill, improving health and the well-being for everyone is TMC's most important strategic goal. A key ingredient that makes TMC so valuable is its charitable philosophy. It was through the generous commitment of the community 60 years ago that the initial funds were raised to open the hospital. The community envisioned a hospital that would provide for the acute health care needs of all people in the region. To this end, the TMC Foundation supports the charitable mission of TMC HealthCare and is inextricably linked to the hospital's success. When the Foundation supports TMC with the margin of excellence it needs to purchase life-saving state-of-the-art equipment or offer services that improve the quality of life for everyone in the region, it realizes its mission in measurable ways. In this issue of On Center, you will read several examples that illustrate TMC's value to our community. In 2003, the Foundation awarded more than $400,000 in internal grants for hospital equipment, caregiver education, patient programs and more. New equipment in Ambulatory Surgery will help reduce wait times; Pediatric Therapies continues its innovative therapy programs available nowhere else in the community; and nurses receive continuing education to keep them up-to-date on their life-saving skills. Demonstrating our commitment to the community, the Foundation awarded a $60,000 grant to help open a community health clinic at Catalina Magnet High School, providing area residents access to affordable primary health care services in their neighborhood. Other articles will show how people who believe in the work of the hospital have contributed to its success. One donor created an endowment over 40 years ago to remember her parents. That gift is still providing for the health care needs of indigent children. Another donor lives by lessons learned at an early age, to the benefit of women and children in our community. And the TMC Auxiliary, as it has for more than 50 years, has always been one of the staunchest supporters of Tucson Medical Center and its mission. These stories share a few examples not only of your charitable dollars at work but of an organization committed to saving lives and making lives better through quality health care every day. I hope you take time to read On Center and reflect on your community hospital and its role providing quality health care for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Michael J.Duran Vice President, Chief Development Officer TMC Foundation

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2003 grant awards

top $471K

benefiting hospital, community

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MC Foundation awarded 30 grants totaling $471,079 in 2003 for equipment, programs and training at Tucson Medical Center as well as supporting a major community health initiative. "TMC Foundation is dedicated to creating healthy communities, and these grant awards begin to show the depth and breadth of that commitment," said Michael J. Duran, TMC Foundation vice president and chief development officer. The grant awards included $64,000 for a dedicated OEC Mini C-arm in Ambulatory Surgery. This piece of imaging equipment, funded through the General Purpose Fund, helps surgeons get a magnified view to position bone pieces for placement of screws, plates and implants, and to remove foreign bodies, such as needles and glass, imbedded in tissue. Having a dedicated C-arm in Ambulatory Surgery will eliminate scheduling problems that were occurring in sharing equipment with the main operating rooms. The Children's Fund granted $176,289 this year. Part of this sum included a $30,000 dedicated grant from the Stonewall Foundation, providing a total of $85,730 to fund TMC Special Kids programs, including Aqua Kids, Fit Kids, Hands-On Therapy, Hear Start and the Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run? These programs are not offered anywhere else in Southern Arizona, and help give children the extra services and therapies they need to thrive. In the community, the TMC Foundation committed $60,000 to support Catalina Magnet High School's primary health clinic. This clinic, at the centrally located high school, provides primary health care for children and adults. (See next page) The 30 grants, financed by 10 different funds, represent TMC Foundation's overall commitment to supporting the charitable mission of TMC HealthCare and improving the health and quality of life of our community, Duran said. "We're committed to providing the hospital and the community with the resources they need to achieve this mission." A grant for $23,000 was awarded to the Vascular Lab for a portable oxygen monitoring system, which allows staff to map the tissue oxygenation at different sites along a limb or around a chronic wound. Other grants included $50,000 to provide for general continuing education for staff; $18,000 for a diabetes educator to work in primary care offices; $15,500 to fund the Child Life program; $11,500 for a bladder scanner for Pediatrics; $6,000 for perinatal education; $7,200 for new stackable wheelchairs and $2,000 to buy bicycle helmets as Hospice part of the Tucson Fire Department SAFE General Purpose KIDS program. Vascular Imaging The accompanying chart shows the value Heart General Education of 2003 grant awards by fund.

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$60,000 grant

funds community

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Catalina Magnet High School

TMC Foundation awarded $60,000 to help support Catalina Magnet High School's health clinic. This clinic, at the centrally located high school, provides primary health care for children and adults.

he grant was made in conjunction with the Family Advocacy, Resource and Wellness Centers Inc. The Wellness Centers partner with area school districts to support health care services for those in need. Currently, support centers and clinics have been established in five school districts covering much of the Tucson metropolitan area, including the Tucson, Sunnyside, Amphitheater, Flowing Wells and Marana districts. The Catalina clinic provides basic intake and primary care services to children, youth and adults, especially those who have had difficulty connecting with other medical care providers or who otherwise would not receive medical care. Services are provided at no cost or on a sliding-scale fee schedule. "This clinic provides school children, their siblings and their parents convenient and affordable access to primary health care," said Michael J. Duran, TMC Foundation vice president and chief development officer. "Many ailments and medical needs can be taken care of at the school, preventing people from having to use the community's crowded emergency rooms for non-emergency care."

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Primary health care services provided to children include treatment for minor illnesses, including infections, influenza, colds, sore throats, coughs, allergies, asthma and pink eye. Additionally, school children receive routine physicals, sports physicals, screenings for vision and hearing, dental screening, health education, medication, follow up and referrals. Adults can access the clinic for services including health screenings for vision, hearing and blood pressure, ongoing care and monitoring for diabetes, hypertension, asthma and other chronic conditions. Routine physicals, wellness checks, medication follow up, colds, influenza and ear infections, and referrals are available to adults as well. The clinic also provides support services for children, individuals and families, such as social services, clothing, food, information and referral, resource libraries, parenting/adult education and counseling. "We are all proud to partner with TMC Foundation to support the health and wellbeing of children and families," said Brenda Even, executive director of the Family Advocacy, Resource and Wellness Centers. 5

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Energized Auxilians keep on giving, and giving,

ucson Medical Center's ability to improve the well-being of the community is enhanced with the significant contributions ­ in time, money and heart ­ made by the TMC Auxiliary. Every year, Auxilians volunteer thousands of hours and contribute thousands of dollars to support the hospital and its mission. Since its founding in 1949, the TMC Auxiliary has raised more than $5.6 million and volunteered 3.4 million hours in support of the hospital. The Auxiliary now has an active force of about 400. Some started volunteering as far back as the 1960s, and are still going at it. "We help the patients, we promote the hospital, and we take care of each other," said Ginny Robbins, whose tenure as Auxiliary president recently ended. Their responsibilities are many. Auxilians work in 22 different areas throughout the hospital, Robbins said, staffing information desks, driving courtesy cars, running the TMC Gift Shop, and providing support in patient areas such as Emergency and Breast Screening. And then there's the money. This past year, Auxiliary efforts have helped fund the K-9 security dog unit, new stackable wheelchairs, the Children's Fund and Children's Miracle Network, TMC Hospice and the Shropshire Endowment. The TMC Auxiliary is vital to the mission of the hospital, said Michael J. Duran, TMC Foundation vice president and chief development officer. "While their gifts of time and money are critical, the Auxiliary provides so much more," Duran said. "Each one of the Auxilians is an ambassador for the organization. They put their heart and soul into making sure TMC is there for everyone in the community." Volunteers come from all walks of life, Robbins said. While many are retirees, more working people are joining the Auxiliary, volunteering during nights and weekends. Robbins, herself, knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of TMC's care. In the last months of her husband's life, she spent many hours in the Surgery Lobby, where she now volunteers. "I lived there for a long time," Robbins said. "I know how the families feel." And she knows how important her work is. "I always go home feeling like I really contributed, that I helped someone," she said. Incoming president Brenda Piccone is excited about leading the 2004 Auxiliary. She hopes to encourage more Auxilians to participate in the planning and execution of hospital projects. "The same Auxilians are called upon over and over again," Piccone said. "I believe there are Auxilians who are willing to do more but are never asked." Another goal is to recruit new members in order to continue to provide quality support for TMC. If you would like more information on volunteer opportunities with the TMC Auxiliary, please call 324-5355.

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Life's early lessons lasting a lifetime

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ary Goodman's childhood taught her many life-long lessons. There was the time at summer camp in Maine when the Connecticut native picked up her first camera. Then there were those monthly visits with her grandmother, who would summarize the plot of the upcoming New York Metropolitan Opera radio program over lunch. And then there was the lesson she learned from her parents, that a part of her weekly allowance would always be earmarked for the "Good Deeds Fund" at the local temple. Today, some 60 years later, Goodman is still dedicated to photography, the arts and good deeds. "I learned lessons early in life that have served me well," said Goodman, who moved to Tucson in 1989 after living in London for 18 years. It was in London where she honed her photography skills. That training led to a knack for photographing royals. So professional and cordial in her manner, she once had a call from Prince Charles' press secretary asking if his highness could use one of the photos she took during a public appearance to use on his annual Christmas card. "I always send copies to the people I photograph, just so they know what I'm doing, and that I'm not trying to take advantage of them like the other photographers do," Goodman said. After returning to the States, she continued to follow her passions. She fuels her passion for classical music, including opera, lieder and chamber music through involvement in organizations in Arizona, Sante Fe, San Francisco and New York. Sometimes, her passions mix, like when she photographs musicians, conductors, dancers and other performers for the various organizations she is involved in. As with her other passions learned in her youth, Goodman continues to support good deeds. She became interested

in Tucson Medical Center after twice having outpatient surgery at the hospital. Her generosity has primarily benefited Women's & Children's Services, where she has helped fund a transport isolette for the Nursery Intensive Care Unit, and supported parenting classes, especially those for fathers. She also has funded development of a postpartum resource book, and helped underwrite efforts to provide child safety seats to people who cannot afford them. While not a parent herself, she boasts 10 grandnieces and grandnephews, in addition to having a degree and career in early child development prior to branching out into photography. "Taking care of our children is terribly important," Goodman said. While philanthropy is the rule with Goodman, it is not done without forethought. "I have priorities. I can't give to every cause." Working with Goodman to ensure her gifts meet her priorities is paramount both to the Foundation and clinical staff. "It's important to us to understand what Mary is looking for in her giving," said Michael J. Duran, TMC Foundation vice president and chief development officer. "There are countless opportunities to mesh the desires of a donor with the needs of the organization." And the staff enjoys working with Goodman on her priorities. "Mary has touched the lives of so many people with her kindness and her generosity," said Annette Lindeman, TMC's director of Women's & Children's Services. "She not only offers financial support to fund equipment and edu-

cational materials, but she takes photos at the Children's Miracle Network broadcast and other events! She is someone who gives back in so many ways, and we just feel so blessed to have her as part of the TMC family." Goodman's early lessons have become integral to her adult life. She is rarely without her camera, and she still enjoys a good opera. Helping improve health and the well-being of her community is just part of who she is. "We grew up in a family where philanthropy was the rule," she said. "We were just trained to think that way."

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Family philanthropy focuses on kids

ore than 40 years ago, Elizabeth F. Small had the foresight to make a notable and lasting impact on the needs of children throughout the region. She donated $50,000 for an endowed fund at Tucson Medical Center and named it in honor of her parents, William and Elizabeth Foresman. Over the years, her family continued to build up this fund to provide assistance to children in financial need who have been patients at TMC. In the past 10 years alone, the Foresman Fund has provided more than $528,000 to offset indigent pediatric care. "It's always been an important family tradition to help take care of the children in our community," said Richard Small, Elizabeth's son and administrator of the family's Stonewall Foundation. "By supporting the hospital through this endowment, we help to ensure that care will be there for kids who need it." The Small family legacy continues through annual gifts to the TMC Foundation. Through its Stonewall Foundation, the family has provided two $30,000 grants to the Children's Fund to benefit the Special Kids programs.

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These programs provide much-needed help for children that they may not be able to get elsewhere. They include Aqua Kids, a warm-water physical therapy program; Alert Kids: How Does Your Engine Run?, which helps children manage their attention and activity level; and Fit Kids, involving parents and their children in activities that help children become physically fit and healthy. Hear Start and Hands On Therapy provide audiological assessments and short-term therapy services for working families who are unable to afford health insurance and who do not qualify for government assistance, or cannot receive therapy in any other way. "Through the generosity and foresight of the Small family, we've impacted the lives of over 150 children and their families this year," said Mary Lou Fragomeni, manager of Pediatric Therapies. "As a therapy team, we are very fortunate to be able to provide the right services at the right time, regardless of someone's lack of insurance or other means. Nowhere else in our community does that happen!"

Foundation staff committed to healthy communities

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MC Foundation is fully staffed with a quartet of dedicatMich., where she worked as communications coordinator at ed, talented and committed professionals. These are the Spectrum Health, the largest health system in West Michigan. people who are out in the community garnering support Her present responsibilities include managing Children's for the Foundation and its mission of supporting healthy Miracle Network, Rock'N Rodeo, Joel Childers Annual Lecture communities. Series and other fund-raising efforts. She also spearheads annual Michael J. Duran, vice president and chief development offifund-raising appeals. cer, joined the TMC Foundation Judy Hayes, development assistant, staff in July. Duran has spent his is responsible for acknowledging professional life improving the lives donors' charitable gifts and managing of others. the Foundation's database. She also He comes to TMC Foundation helps with fund-raising and other spefrom the Pima Community College cial activities. Foundation, where as CEO, he led Hayes, who was born at TMC, has efforts to provide philanthropic supbeen with the Foundation for two port for the college's programs, seryears, and TMC HealthCare for eight vices and scholarship initiatives. years, working in various areas, includPrior to his work at Pima, the ing Information Services, Hospice and Tucson native was director of scholLegal departments. arship development at the University Kathy Navarro, senior administraFoundation staff (l to r) Colleen Cullison, Kathy Navarro, of Arizona. tive assistant, has been with the orgaMichael Duran and Judy Hayes. At the TMC Foundation, Duran nization for more than six years. Her oversees daily operations as well as the strategic direction of the duties include providing support for Foundation special projects, Foundation, the fund-raising and granting arm of TMC government and community relations and workforce developHealthCare. ment. She also is the assistant to Jack B. Jewett, TMC "With a full complement of staff in place, we'll be able to do HealthCare senior vice president of public policy. even more in our commitment to healthy communities," he said. "It's a privilege to work in health care with such a dedicated Colleen Cullison, annual giving director, joined the Foundation group of professionals," said Michael J. Duran. in April. She recently moved to Tucson from Grand Rapids,

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t was Western time, again, last February when almost 180 people donned their cowboy boots, blue jeans and bola ties as they ventured out for some fun at the sixth annual Rock'N Rodeo. Held at the Tucson Country Club, the dinner, dance and silent auction raised close to $60,000. The country club provided an intimate and lively setting. The silent auction was followed by dinner, live auction and dancing to the ever-popular Desert Cadillacs. Guests cheered on the University of Arizona men's basketball team playing on a big screen TV in the foyer while bidding on silent auction items in the ballroom. Desert Toyota continues its long-standing relationship with the event as title sponsor. "We can't thank Jerry Canella and the folks at

Desert Toyota enough," said Rock'N Rodeo cochairs Lynne McGregor and Chris Turney. "Their ongoing support has been crucial in the success of this event." Rock'N Rodeo benefits TMC Hospice, which provides support and care for people in the end stage of a terminal disease so that they can live as fully and comfortably as possible. Proceeds from the upcoming event will continue to support the planned construction of Peppi's House, a unique hospice environment at TMC. Mark your calendars now for the seventh Rock'N Rodeo, sponsored by Desert Toyota. The event takes place Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Tucson Country Club. For more information about Rock'N Rodeo or TMC Hospice, call 324-2438.

Peppi's House ­ Exterior View

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CMN efforts near $350,000

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his year close to $350,000 was raised through efforts on behalf of Children's Miracle Network. TMC HealthCare's 18th Celebration broadcast June 1, saw Southern Arizonans commit $342,000 to the TMC Foundation Children's Fund, while the second annual Radiothon, Feb. 6-8, brought in $43,000. This was the fifth year the broadcast has been on UPN, Channel 18. The radiothon was aired over seven stations, all part of the Clear Channel radio group. All the local donations stay in Tucson to support children's services at TMC. CMN dollars have helped support wellness programs, purchase medical equipment and provide health services for Southern Arizona's children. Much of CMN support comes from local businesses. "Businesses have so many fun ways to raise money, and it's great to see employees excited to help area kids," said Colleen Cullison, TMC Foundation director of annual giving. "These businesses and their enthusiastic employees sell thousands of paper Miracle Balloons each year, put change jars at their registers, hold car washes and bake sales, raffles, and all sorts of events to raise money." And it all adds up. CMN fund-raising efforts have helped raise $6 million for the TMC Foundation Children's Fund since 1986, Cullison said.

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CMN Corporate Sponsors

Ace Hardware Corp. Albertsons, Inc. American Legion Auxiliary, Inc. Archway Cookies Blockbuster Video Credit Unions For Kids Arizona Central Credit Union Arizona Credit Union League, Inc. Arizona State Savings & Credit Union Cochise Credit Union DM Federal Credit Union Desert Energy Credit Union First Credit Union Huachuca Federal Credit Union Hughes Federal Credit Union Pima Federal Credit Union Pyramid Credit Union Southern Arizona Chapter Of Credit Unions TRW Systems Federal Credit Union Tucson Federal Credit Union Tucson Healthcare Affiliates Credit Union Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union Tucson TELCO Federal Credit Union Yavapai Federal Credit Union Costco Wholesale Dain Rauscher Foundation Dairy Queen International, Inc. Domino Sugar EDS Manufacturing, Inc. eegee's, Inc. Foresters Hershey's Heinz North America Kodak La Petite Academy Laidlaw Education Services Lucky Wishbone Marriott Business Council NESRA Chapter Of Southern Arizona Newman's Own, Inc. Old Tucson Studios Phi Mu Pima County ECAP Pizza Hut Of Arizona Re/Max ­ Premier Realty Rite Aid Corp. Sara Lee Direct Strauss Foundation The Stonewall Foundation TMC ­ Alumni Association TMC ­ Auxiliary Tucson Sidewinders Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Wal-Mart and Sam's Club

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Gifts help Tucson Medical Center significantly in meeting a wide range of essential needs and taking advantage of important opportunities. The funds listed below do not cover all needs, but represent the special concerns of some patrons. Contributions are welcome and may be directed to the TMC Foundation, 5301 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, Arizona, 85712. For more information on these funds or other giving opportunities, please call 324-5982. General Purpose Fund Cancer Fund Capital Campaign Building Fund Childers Fund Chapel Fund Children's Fund Emergency & Trauma Fund Employee Indigent Fund General Indigent Fund Heart Fund Historical Preservation and Conservation Fund Hospice Fund Imaging Fund Medical Library Fund Mental Health Fund Respiratory Care Indigent Fund Seniors Fund TMC Employee Academic Degree Program Fund

The enclosed envelope is for your convenience in contributing to TMC Foundation to benefit Tucson Medical Center and its services, making name or address corrections and offering comments or suggestions.

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