Stark County, Ohio: Mercy Service League held its 2012 Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Canton Memorial Civic Center’s McKinley Room. Frank Kaeberlein, M.D., chairman of Mercy Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine, served as honorary physician chair, and Michelle Johnson and Gail Moore served as Mercy Service League co-chairs. The event raised nearly $270,000 to benefit Mercy Emergency Department’s renovation and expansion project.
Themed “White Hot,” this year’s Harvest Ball was considered “an elegant yet relaxed evening of dining, dancing, fun and fellowship.” Harvest Ball is a highlight of Mercy Service League’s yearlong fundraising efforts. To date, Mercy Service League’s fundraising for the hospital’s Emergency Department project has netted nearly $750,000.
“Harvest Ball celebrates the continuing mission of Mercy Medical Center and contributes to the hospital’s future by supporting the planned renovation and expansion of the emergency department,” Kaeberlein said. “I am grateful to everyone for their support of this critical project that will benefit our patients, their families and our community for years to come.”
Major sponsors of the 2012 Harvest Ball included Mercy Medical Center Medical Staff; Baker & Hostetler, LLP; Sisters of Charity Health System; Stark County Anesthesia, Inc.; Stark County Emergency Physicians; The Repository and About Magazine; Mix 94.1 & News-Talk 1480 WHBC ; Paul & Carol David Foundation and Ruhlin Company. Many other businesses, organizations and individuals were also sponsors and underwriters of Harvest Ball 2012.
Save the date for next year’s signature fund-raising event. The 2013 Harvest Ball has been set for Saturday, October 12.
Mercy Service League will hold one more fundraising event during the 2012 season. Please join us on Saturday, November 10 for Chateau Noel, A Festival of Trees and Holiday Décor. Held at the Historic Canton Livery, 316 Cherry Ave. NE, Canton, this event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and it is open to the public with a $5 admission. Call 330-430-2750 for more information.
About Mercy Service League:
The mission of the Mercy Service League is to support the ideals and philosophies of Mercy Medical Center and the ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine through friendship, fellowship and fund-raising. Service League members provide service, outreach and education within the Medical Center and the community.
About Mercy Medical Center:
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 Carroll County, 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 cantonmercy.org.
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Photo Caption: Pictured (left to right) at the 2012 Mercy Service League Harvest Ball, are: Terry Moore, member of the Board of Directors of Mercy Medical Center and Chairman of the Mercy Development Foundation; Gail Moore, Harvest Ball co-chair; Dr. Frank Kaeberlein, chairman of Mercy Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine & honorary physician chair of the Harvest Ball; Debbie Kaeberlein; Michelle Johnson, Harvest Ball co-chair; Kimberly Cecconi, Harvest Ball Committee member and Tom Cecconi, President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center.
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