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River Falls Area Hospital pledges $2,500 sponsorship of breakfast in support of abuse victims

RIVER FALLS, Wis. 04/20/2015
Alena Taylor and Ginny Genco (Turningpoint) and Julie McGary, Kristen Novak and Heather Logelin (Allina Health)

Pictured (left to right) are Alena Taylor and Ginny Genco (Turningpoint) and Julie McGary, Kristen Novak and Heather Logelin (Allina Health) inside the Turningpoint Second Chances second-hand store at 119 North Main Street.

River Falls Area Hospital has committed to cover the $2,500 costs of a fundraising event for abuse victims so that every dollar raised can support life transforming services in the area.

The hospital, part of Allina Health, pledged its sponsorship of the Transforming Lives fundraising breakfast for Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse after hearing that the organization hoped to raise $50,000 in multiple-year gifts and pledges.

Turningpoint aims to empower those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence by providing victims with the resources to achieve freedom from violence through community support and education.

The Transforming Lives breakfast is the first such event that Turningpoint has put on and will be held Thursday, April 30, at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Unusually, there will be no cost to attend the event, although all guests will be asked to consider making a gift.

"The one-hour program will include testimonials from people whose lives have been changed because of Turningpoint; live music from a survivor of domestic violence; a video about our work; and a speech about the past, present and future of Turningpoint," said Amy Reise, development coordinator for Turningpoint.

The Transforming Lives breakfast will be held Thursday, April 30, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls University Center. For more details, visit turningpoint-wi.org.

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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