Dazzling for a Good Cause

Annual Event Aims to Raise Money for New London Family Medical Center

The Wolf River Area Health Foundation (WRAHF)  is ready to dazzle the night with diamonds and denim, all to raise funds for a new outpatient treatment center at New London Family Medical Center (NLFMC). The WRAHF 9th Annual Dinner, “Denim and Diamonds-Giddy Up and Give,” will be held on Tues., Sept. 18 at Crystal Falls Banquet Facility in New London.

The fundraising goal is $80,000, which is the estimated cost of a new outpatient treatment center within NLFMC. “This center will give patients easy access to their outpatient care like infusions, transfusions, wound care and more,” said Bill Schmidt, chief executive officer at New London Family Medical Center. 

Nancy Ignacio, event chairperson, is looking forward to the western-themed event. “This is always considered the event of the season by many residents of New London and surrounding communities,” she said, noting the evening is “a chance to dress up and enjoy an evening of fellowship and philanthropy, all with the goal of raising funds for New London Family Medical Center.”

Tickets are $60 for an individual or $100 for a couple. To order tickets, call Joy Flohr at (920) 531-2092 or email joy.flohr@thedacare.org.

Joining Ignacio on the annual dinner committee are Kelly Beyer, Joanne Doornink, Pam Gretzinger, Carrie Katerzynske, LaVonne Klein an Lisa Kuss.

The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation was founded in 2003. Its mission is to seek and secure financial resources that ensure New London Family Medical Center has state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, education and outreach. New London Family Medical Center and The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation serve Waupaca, Outagamie and surrounding counties.

New London Family Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital serving New London and nearby communities in Outagamie and Waupaca counties. The hospital, which has been in operation since 1930 and is part of ThedaCare, provides inpatient and outpatient surgery; a 24-hour emergency department; physical, occupational and speech therapies; diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging; pain management; transitional care; and a ThedaCare At Home retail store. ThedaCare Physicians-New London shares the campus of New London Family Medical Center.