Mercy Service League Awards $189,000 To Hospital Programs

Mercy Service League Awards $189,000 To Hospital Programs

Posted on: June 23, 2010

Canton, Ohio: During its annual banquet, Mercy Service League presented members of the hospital’s medical staff and administration with checks totaling $189,000 raised from their 2009-2010 fundraising efforts including the 2009 Harvest Ball and Harvest Raffle, The Repository’s 2009 Charity Festival of Trees, Spring and Fall Treasures, and Strike, Spare & Care Bowling events.

A check for $185,000 was presented to Frank J. Kaeberlein, M.D., and Ted L. Spangler, M.D., to benefit Mercy Emergency Department; $1,000 to Anne Poleon, director of Mercy Hospice, to benefit hospice patients and their families; and $3,000 to Sister Carolyn Capuano, H.M., vice president of mission and ministry services, and Misty Camp, R.N., to benefit Mercy International Mission Outreach efforts.

“It is a pleasure to work with dedicated, passionate individuals who volunteer their time to make life better for people in our community,” says Barbara Frustaci, co-chair of the 2009 and 2010 Harvest Ball. “The generosity of those that we call upon to assist us in our endeavors is very humbling. Our work is a labor of love for those we serve.”

Mercy Service League will present Harvest Ball 2010 on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Canton Memorial Civic Center McKinley Room. Proceeds from the gala, themed “Moon Over the Mediterranean,” will further fund the renovation and expansion of Mercy Emergency Department. Mercy Service League also presents the 2010 Harvest Raffle. Tickets are $250 each, and only 250 tickets are sold for the chance to win $10,000 cash. Call 330-489-1152 to purchase your ticket before Friday, Oct. 15.

Mercy Service League officers are Christine Ridgway, president; Linda Ganser, vice president; Cindy Ertle, treasurer; Lisa Westler, assistant treasurer; Dorothy Keller, recording secretary; and Audrea Wynn, corresponding secretary. Mercy Service League is a non-profit organization promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see


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