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Memorial Hospital of Burlingtons Crystal Ball event slated for Feb. 3

Monday, January 08, 2007

Mark your calendar for Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington's 4th annual Crystal Ball, coming up Sat., Feb. 3. This elegant event, to be held at the Lynch Dealership, located at Highway 36 and W, Burlington, combines an evening of fun, fine food, and will feature music from the Eddie Butts Band. Live and silent auctions will also be held.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of a digital mammography unit. The digital mammography unit will decrease the radiation dose for patients and decreases the need for additional imaging by allowing the radiologist to manipulate the existing image for a better view. The Crystal Ball is partnering with the Memorial Hospital of Burlington Community Foundation and the Memorial Hospital of Burlington Auxiliary with this project.

Tickets are $75 per guest. For tickets or more information, please call 262-767-6572. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Black tie optional.

Laverne Schmidt, philanthropy director, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, said the Crystal Ball once again promises to be a memorable event. Since its inception, more than $125,000 has been raised to support hospital programs and services.

"The community support for the Crystal Ball is truly inspiring,'' said Schmidt. "Much of the event's success is due to the dedication and commitment of our community volunteers. We would like to thank them for their hard work and support. Their efforts in improving the health and well being of the community are making a significant difference.''

Community volunteers involved with this year's event include Jan Christiansen, Tricia Riley-Edwards, Carol Huckstorf, Pat Impens, Judie Lemieux, Mary Lynch, the Lynch Dealership staff, Jeanne Otter, Barb Robers, Pat Spiegelhoff, and Gary Weis.

Sue Harris, director of imaging services, Memorial Hospital of Burlington, said the Crystal Ball event plays an important role in improving the overall health of Burlington area residents.

"Our goal is to help women be proactive about their health,'' she said. "As the population continues to grow, there are increasing demands for women's health care services in our area, including digital mammography. As health care providers, we want to offer programs and services that meet the health care needs of women not only today, but tomorrow as well.''

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson (262-767-6267)

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