Howard Young Health Care/Ministry Health Care and Marshfield Clinic recently contributed $250 each to support the Lakeland Sharing Foundation’s annual “Hallowine” fundraising event, scheduled for Saturday, October 17, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Minocqua Country Club.
Hallowine, the Foundation’s primary fundraising event, will include a wine tasting, casino night and raffle drawing. Guests can enjoy wine tasting and try their hand at black jack, Roulette, or craps. Winnings will allow guests to earn tickets to be placed in drawings for a variety of prizes. There will also be a silent auction for a trip for two to the Sonoma Wine Country, a Kayak and paddle, a dinner for six by a Culinary Institute of America chef, and a new Snapper lawn mower.
“The Lakeland Sharing Foundation is an all volunteer organization, which allows us to spend everything that is donated on the children and their families. We are always grateful for contributions from the organizations in this community, like Howard Young Health Care and Marshfield Clinic,” said Pam Marney, Hallowine chairperson.
The Lakeland Sharing Foundation raises money for area children in need. The Foundation distributes toys, clothing and books to more than 500 families, including 1,150 children. This August, through the Foundation's Student Support Program, backpacks and school supplies were distributed to more than 750 grade students in the Lakeland area.
“The Lakeland Sharing Foundation is close to the hearts of many who live in the Northwoods,” said Rick Clark, Administrator, Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center. “Every year we see Foundation volunteers working diligently to raise funds with their ‘Hallowine’ event, which supports their exceptional efforts during the holidays. The system they have put in place to preserve the self-esteem and pride of low-income parents, while providing the children with items they really want, shows that you can do the right thing – the right way. That is a big reason that the Marshfield Clinic has continually supported this program.”
“In an instant, a family can be affected by divorce or abandonment, low wages, loss of a job and/or the seasonal nature of business in the Northwoods,” said Rebecca Morin, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Howard Young Health Care. ”The Lakeland Sharing Foundation is able to step in to help the children and families in need, and Howard Young Health Care is happy to continue to support the these efforts.”
Tickets are $35 and available at the Minocqua Chamber of Commerce. For more information on ‘Hallowine’ or volunteer opportunities with the Lakeland Sharing Foundation, call 715.277.3434.