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Lakefront Festival of Trees event slated at Riviera Ballroom

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Proceeds to benefit cardiology services at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center and Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington

Enjoy the sights and the sounds of the holiday season while supporting a good cause at the Lakefront Festival of Trees at the elegant Riviera Ballroom in Lake Geneva. Proceeds from the event will benefit the cardiology programs at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center and Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington.

An evening reception featuring live jazz music, silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres, is slated from 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday, November 16. Tickets are $60. The Riviera is located at 812 Wrigley Dr., Lake Geneva.

"This event helps us to further develop and expand our cardiology services in both the Walworth County and Burlington communities,'' said Dr. Stephen Welka, cardiologist, who practices at both hospitals. "We are a seeing a growing demand for cardiology services in our area. An aging baby-boomer population, the continued urban migration to outlying areas, and a better general awareness of preventative cardiac medicine all are factors driving that demand. We are grateful for the support of the community in helping us bring high quality cardiac care to the area.''

The Lakefront Festival of Trees has become a unique way to kick off the holidays and give back to the community at the same time.
"The holidays are a special time of holiday gatherings and family,'' said Michelle Weber, philanthropy officer, Aurora Health Care. "This is a fabulous event, the trees are beautifully decorated and it's the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. All of the donated funds stay in the area to benefit our cardiology patients.''

The 2007 Festival of Trees Committee includes DeAnna Anderson, Margaret Canfield, Lin Crook, Martha Cucco, Sherry English, Janis Hartley, Barbara Kochamba, Julie Kramer, Michael Lavin, Cindy Maher, Kelly O'Dea, Pat Spiegelhoff, Jennifer Stephens, Michelle Weber, and Gary Weis. For more information or to reserve your tickets, please call 262-767-6572 or click here.

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 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson (262-767-6267)

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