RIVER FALLS, Wis.
The 2017 River Fall Area Hospital (RFAH) Foundation's Fall Fling raised more than $65,000 for hospital programs and services, including nearly $10,000 garnered through live and silent auctions.
The early-90s themed evening celebrated the history of Allina Health in this community, including the move to the River Falls Area Hospital campus 25 years ago. Attendees enjoyed a social hour with entertainment by The Tommy Bentz Band, delicious hors d'oeuvres by Pair*Fection catering, and an opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raffle.
Special recognition was given to those responsible for the hospital's recently completed History Wall. Hospital auxiliary volunteers Arline Taylor and Sue Nelson worked on the project for nearly ten years; local architect Matt Frisbie contributed time, expertise and in-kind support to the project. Local auctioneer Jack Hines again donated his services for the live auction.
The highlight of the evening was the standing ovation local stroke patient, Mike Kamm, and his RFAH Courage Kenny rehab care team received. Mike experienced the benefit of having access to the greater Allina Health system and its specialty care providers.
Fall Fling business sponsors included First National Bank of River Falls, Emergency Care Consultants, Hudson Physicians, M & M Anesthesia, McGough Companies, NEI Electric, the St. Paul Radiology Foundation and Twin Cities Orthopedics.
Next year, the Fall Fling will take place on Friday, October 12, 2018.