The Lakewood Health System Foundation held its ‘Night of Giving’ dinner and auction fundraiser on Friday, April 29th, 2022. One hundred and ninety-six people attended the event, with additional online auction participants bidding in the week leading up to the dinner and auction. In total, the event raised approximately $45,000, all of which will help support Lakewood’s various community health initiatives.
The live event featured a social hour, dinner, online and live auctions, and entertainment provided by one-man-band, Jeff James and his live looping show. This year also featured a raffle for a 2022 Polaris Ranger SP 570 Premium UTV, which was won by Dr. Adrianne Moen. Second and third place raffle prizes of $500 and $250 went to Mark Korte and Tracy Hagenson, respectively. Online and live auction items included a wide variety of items, including themed baskets created by Lakewood staff, VIP Vikings training camp experience, Chris Stapleton concert tickets, and much more.
Thanks to the generosity and support of our donors, Lakewood staff, providers and Board members, community members, and volunteers, the event was a true success. A special thanks to our event and raffle sponsors: First International Bank & Trust, Holistic Pain Management, Felhaber Larson, and Twin Cities Orthopedics; venue sponsors: Big Stone Therapies, Staples Motley Area Community Foundation, and Systematic Technologies; dinner sponsors: Guardian Pharmacy, Browerville Lions Club, Nor-Son, and Staples Eye Clinic; entertainment sponsors: Daniel Douts State Farm, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, PSB Mars, Giza Plumbing, Staples Lions, Elite Title, Marsh & McLennan Agency, and Brichacek Electric; live and online auction sponsors: Premier Specialty Vehicles, St. Cloud Ear, Nose & Throat, Med-Central National Bank, Up North Eye Care, and Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union.