Special Delivery: Local Company Spreads Cheer
A local company delivered holiday cheer to Cape Cod Hospital a few weeks ago by donating around 600 poinsettia plants two days before Christmas. The vibrant plants, placed in small gift bags with a note from Mike Lauf, president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare, were displayed around the Christmas tree in the Mugar Lobby and available for employees and visitors to take home.
Chris and Laura Graham of Graham LLC, a family run construction and landscape company in Hyannis, started the tradition in 2016. They were inspired to give back to patients and staff who were in the hospital around Christmas time after meeting Deana Kayajan, Executive Director of Patient & Family Experience at CCHC, while volunteering at an annual breakfast at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Hyannis.
The company purchases the poinsettias from Hyannis Country Garden, brings them back to their office and then prepares them for delivery to the hospital. Prior to COVID, the poinsettias were distributed to inpatients at Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth Hospital, JML Care Center or Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. But the past two years, the colorful flowers have stayed at Cape Cod Hospital.
Chris and Laura Graham operate Graham LLC with seven employees, including their three sons, Christopher, Gary and Alex, and two daughters, Emily and Julia.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to work with Cape Cod Hospital in making the patients and staff feel appreciated and cared for, and if we can help, in some small way, put a smile on someone’s face while they are there, then it was all worth it,” says Chris. “We would like to thank the staff at CCH for all you do, especially under these extreme and trying times, so our loved ones can smile.”
Thank you to the Graham family for adding a little sparkle and cheer around the holidays!