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Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha raises funds for patient programs

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Kenosha, Wis. — The need for charity care is rising as the economy struggles. In 2009, Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha saw its charitable care increase more than 40 percent. That trend is continuing in 2010.

To help support patient programs and services, such as the newly opened cardiac rehabilitation suite, Aurora employees and friends of the medical center are organizing a fall fundraiser. The Infinity Ball will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha. Tickets are $100.

Malik Bandealy, MD, oncologist on staff at the Aurora Medical Center and Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, is the ball’s honorary chairperson.

Chris Olson, vice president and chief administrative officer, Aurora Medical Center, says that the staff is honored by Dr. Bandealy’s participation on behalf of patients.

“We are proud of the exemplary care and service provided by our physicians,” Olson says. “Dr. Bandealy’s support is just another example that caring for the lives and well-being of others is not a 9 to 5 job. It is a lifelong commitment that we all benefit from,” she said.

The Infinity Ball includes a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception during the silent auction. Dinner will be served in the grand ballroom. The well-known George Busateri Band will provide dance music. Black tie is optional.

More than 70,000 rely on the medical center and associated clinics for their health and well-being.

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, including table sponsorships, advertising opportunities and silent auction donations. Those interested in purchasing tickets or being a sponsor should contact Jacklyn VanHeirseele at 262-321-3138 or jacklyn.vanheirseele@aurora.org

Committee members planning the event are Mary Kay Belcher, Debra Franckowiak, Karin Glas, Rita Hagen, Noreen Hale, Jill Hickson, Janet Klemm, Deni Kraabel, Carol Lamberson, Sharon Moscicki, Margaret Muske, Katie Omelina, Nicole Ottaviani, Cindy Pielat, Ted Repsholdt, Sandra Riese, Kristine Roemer, Heidi Skokut, Jennifer Stephens, Jackie VanHeirseele, Eve Vaughn, Judy Weber, and Michelle Weber.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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Contact: Myrle Croasdale
Phone: 414 389-2210

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