JM Foundation held its annual Gala Fundraiser on Friday, April 11 at the Dawson VFW. This year was the largest Gala to date with 140 people on hand to enjoy a Luau Celebration. The evening began at 6:00 pm with guests turning in their Gala ticket for a drink ticket. They were then encouraged to check out the wine pull and the 21 different auction items.
This year’s meal incorporated a Luau Theme. The buffet style meal included a Fresh Fruit Salad, Sautéed Green Beans, Baby Red Potatoes and a Chicken Breast with Teriyaki Pineapple Glaze. The meal was catered by the Madison Pantry Café and Catering and received rave reviews! Dessert featured a variety of mini cupcakes from Kornerstone Kravings and Bakery.
This year the Gala Fundraiser was focused on raising money to purchase heat and massage chairs for the Oncology Suite. Several JMHS staff who have been working with the Oncology project and Oncologist Dr. Alkaied were all on hand to discuss the project and its importance to the community. Once completed JMHS will be the only facility in Lac qui Parle to offer chemotherapy services.
The event once again featured a wine pull. Board members were pleased to have 60 different bottles of wine donated for the event. For $20 those in attendance could pick a cork. The wine cork had a number on it that corresponded with a bottle of wine. They then got to take that bottle of wine home to enjoy. Two bottles of wine had $50 in Dawson Chamber Bucks attached to them. All 60 bottles were sold helping to raise $1,200 on the wine pull alone! Thank you to everyone who donated and purchased a bottle!
Thank you to the following people and business that donated wine for the wine pull: Dan & Luanne Fondell, Dawson Liquor Store, Dawson VFW, Dean & Sadie Solem, Fiesta City Liquor, George & Tanya Thesing, Harold & Ruth Solem, JMHS Home Health Staff, Kathy & Dwayne Johnson, Marilee & Justin Jager, Mark Roisen, Dustin Citrowske, Karen & Roger Strom, Ken & Sandy Club, Ken Perkins, Kristyn & Jeff Wicht, Lori & Jeff Andreas, Paul & Lu Strand, Rachel & Clete Schilling and TAC Computers.
Thank you to the following people who donated baskets: JMHS Senior Leader Team, JMHS Radiology, JMHS Clinic, Chippewa County Fair Board, JMHS Patient Accounts, JMHS Lab, Caroline & Stan Nelson, JMHS Hospital, Angela & Terry Heyn, JMHS Foundation, JMHS Care Center Rehab, KLQP FM Radio, Jeff & Kristyn Wicht, Rebecca & Duane Behnke, JMHS Therapies, JMHS Auxiliary, JMHS Care Center, Dr. Phil & Jean Maus and Ken & Sandy Club.
A special thank you to everyone who purchased baskets: John & Carla Lee, Tom & Crystal Bothun, Kristal & Gary Knopp, Judy & Keith Kunde, Lori & Jeffrey Andreas, Jan Larsen, Ryan & Maxine Moyer, Jill Fuller, Rick & Cori Bothun, Andrew & Michell Ross, Ashley & Andrew Sandven, Dwayne & Kathy Johnson, Dean & Sadie Solem and Nolan Jasperson.
JM Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that encourages people to remember JMHS in their trusts, wills, estate planning, and memorials. Contributions made through the Foundation are tax-deductible charitable donations. Past projects include the north wing of the nursing home, x-ray equipment, care center elevator, and the pediatric hospital room. If you have questions or would like to donate money to the JM Foundation please contact Kristyn Wicht at 320-312-2111.