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Allina Health donation gives boost to Shot for Hope event

RIVER FALLS, Wis. 07/21/2014
Shot for Hope founders

Shot for Hope founders Missy and Eric Steingraber (holding the check) with their son Colton, and River Falls Area Hospital employees (left to right) Erin Jennings, Tracy Dierks, Cliff Jennings, Nick Swanson.

A day of outdoor sportsman activities to raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses and life-altering disabilities scored a bullseye with a $500 donation from Allina Health.

Members of the River Falls Area Hospital's Caring and Recognition Team voted to sponsor the annual Shot for Hope event, which is held Saturday, August 2 in Hudson, Wis., for families across Pierce and St. Croix counties.

The Shot for Hope event was inspired by founders Eric and Missy Steingraber's daughter, Cali, who loves hunting with her parents despite being dependent on her wheelchair for everyday activities while living with cerebral palsy.

This is the third year the event has been held. It features a 3D archery shoot, round of sporting clays and family-oriented outdoor activities. The organization says that money raised by the event gives children who may face challenges when considering outdoors activities the chance to go on the hunt of their dreams.

"Being able to make these kids' wish come true is just another way to say, 'You're no different than anyone else and you CAN make your dream come true,'" said Eric Steingraber. "Success of our event is measured by the smiles on the faces of the people in attendance."

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About River Falls Area Hospital

River Falls Area Hospital, part of Allina Health, is a not-for-profit regional medical center committed to providing quality, comprehensive care to patients in western Wisconsin - from disease prevention to innovative diagnostic and treatment services for simple to complex medical conditions. The hospital provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, cancer care and emergency care services.

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services

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