Back in 2003, Virginia Nelson began volunteering a couple times a month in Jennie’s Gift Shop. She volunteered pretty steadily until her retirement in 2012, accumulating just over 1,200 volunteer hours. Virginia represented the hospital at Health Screenings; County Fairs; the Iowa Hospital Association’s Legislative Days in Des Moines; she participated in the Jennie Edmundson Foundation’s Healthwise educational sessions, and much, much more. Virginia was an officer of the auxiliary, serving as VP of Public Relations and later as the Corresponding Secretary. She was a lovely person.