Jan. - April, 2014 - Kohl's Cares® Books and Plush
You’ve spotted a great way to help kids with Kohl’s newest collection – Dr. Seuss! Now through April you can pick up one of these loveable Dr. Seuss books and characters for just $5. Adults will find Cook This, Not That! Skinny Comfort Foods
and Delish – Just Four Ingredients Fast,
also only $5. Your purchase will support the Kohl’s awareness campaign for Together Against Bullying
at Gundersen Health System.
April 6, 2014: 36th Annual Fools Five Road Race
The Fools Five features a one-mile race and an 8K race (about five miles) and is open to runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes of all ages. Entry fee is $10 for the 8K race and $6 for the one-mile race. Children 12 years and under pay just $3 for either race. Participants are encouraged to raise pledges, and those raising $20 or more will receive a free race T-shirt. The race will start at 1 p.m. in Lewiston, Minn. To register and for more information head to www.foolsfive.org
. Since 1979, the Fools Five Road Race has raised more than $1.6 million for area cancer research programs. Gundersen Medical Foundation has received $213,125 in support of cancer research.
Save the Date:
May 1 & 2, 2014: Heritage 2014 - Celebrating 40 Years
May 12, 2014: Online Registration Opens for Steppin' Out in Pink
Online registration for the 9th Annual Steppin' Out in Pink walk for local breast cancer research, programs and services at Gundersen Health System opens Monday, May 12th. Prizes will be awarded weekly for early registration. Deadline is Monday, August 25th. Go to www.steppinoutinpink.org to registr and for more information.
May 15, 2014: Funk and the City 6 - Freighthouse
FUNK and the City is a night to get dressed up. Do you have something in your closet that you need a reason to wear or just ready to enjoy a fun girl's night out? Then FUNK and the City is the answer. All proceeds benefit Steppin' Out in Pink for breast cancer research and awareness. You are going to love the theme...Fire & Ice. Enjoy free appetizers and cosmo specials donated by the Freighthouse Restaurant. A professional photographer will be taking "red carpet" photos. Silent auctions and raffles will be for sale. For more information, call Janelle at (608) 779-5940, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 19, 2014: Festival Foods Wine & Beer Tasting
Cargill Room - The 7th annual Festival Foods Wine & Beer Tasting to benefit Steppin' Out in Pink is slated for Thursday, June 19. Sample over 100 different types of wine and beer and pair them up with breads, cheeses, meats and desserts...even dip fruit in the chocolate fountain! You can try your luck at our wall of wine and bid on great silent auction items. Remember the evening with a collector wine or beer glass. Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50 in advance and will go on sale May 12th at area Festival Foods locations, Gundersen Medical Foundation and online at www.steppinoutinpink.org. Watch for details!
In the News
January 2014 - Grant helps fund surgery residency expansion and address rural healthcare shortage
A $75,000 a year grant (for five years) from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will facilitate the addition of a surgical resident to Gundersen Medical Foundation's general surgery residency program. The five-year program will now have 15 surgical residents—three per year. "The expansion of our general surgery residency program reflects Gundersen's commitment to train more physicians for Wisconsin and the tri-state region," says David H. Chestnut, MD, director of Medical Education. Read more.