Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care recently contributed $250 each to support the Lakeland Sharing Foundation’s annual “Hallowine” fundraising event, scheduled for Saturday, October 9, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Minocqua Country Club.
Hallowine, the Foundation’s primary fundraising event, will include a wine tasting, casino night, silent auction, raffle, and door prizes. 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 with items that include, but are not limited to rounds of golf at local courses (one with a professional), guided fishing trips, artwork from local artists, various sports tickets and paraphernalia, and a gourmet dinner for four.
“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 Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care,” said Pam Marney, Hallowine chairperson.
The Lakeland Sharing Foundation raises money for area children in need. The Foundation distributes toys to more than 500 families, including 1,150 children, during the holidays. This August, through the Foundation's Student Support Program, backpacks and school supplies were distributed to more than 950 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, Ministry Howard Young Health Care. ”The Lakeland Sharing Foundation is able to step in to help the children and families in need, and Ministry Howard Young is happy to continue to support these efforts.”
Tickets are $35 and available at the Minocqua Chamber of Commerce and Coontail Sports in Boulder Junction. For more information on ‘Hallowine’ or volunteer opportunities with the Lakeland Sharing Foundation, call 715-277-3434.