Centenarian Volunteer

Hilda Fountain still wears the blue and white pinstriped Red Cross volunteer dress she got when she first signed up to help at a central North Carolina hospital 35 years ago.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports that Fountain turned 101 years old on Sunday, and that the hospital's director of volunteer services says Fountain's dress will wear out before she does.

Fountain maintains a brisk pace away from the hospital, tending her own garden and volunteering at church.

She is also a breast cancer survivor, and while her body may have taken a beating from the disease three years ago, her sense of humor has endured.

Fountain says she sees her doctor in the hallway and fears he may bill her for their conversations


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