Mercy Service League’s 2012 Harvest Ball to Benefit E.D. Renovation

Mercy Service League’s 2012 Harvest Ball to Benefit E.D. Renovation

Posted on: September 20, 2012

Stark County, Ohio: Mercy Service League will hold its 2012 Harvest Ball on Saturday, October 27, in the Canton Memorial Civic Center’s McKinley Room. Frank Kaeberlein, M.D., chairman of Mercy Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine, has been named honorary physician chair of this highly anticipated event to benefit Mercy’s emergency department (E.D.) renovation and expansion. Michelle Johnson and Gail Moore are Service League co-chairs.

This year’s Harvest Ball theme, White Hot, will transform the McKinley Room into a stylish, art nouveau venue for dining, dancing, fun and fellowship. Harvest Ball 2012 will be an elegant, relaxed and fun-filled evening. With no auction, no program and no raffle tickets to purchase during the Service League’s signature event . . . no wallets are required.

“The renovation and expansion of Mercy Medical Center’s E.D. will greatly benefit the community for years to come,” says Dr. Kaeberlein, “My wife Debbie and I have enjoyed many past Harvest Balls, and we believe in the importance of supporting the new E.D. I encourage members of the medical staff and community to make reservations and join us for a great cause and an exceptional evening.”

Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Dessert and dancing will start at 9 p.m. Attire is Cocktail Party/Black-tie optional. Individual dinner tickets are $175 each; tickets for dessert and dancing (9 p.m. arrival time) are $65. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-489-1018.

In addition to being the Medical Director and Chairman of Mercy’s Emergency Department, Harvest Ball honorary chair Dr. Kaeberlein also serves as Chairman of the Medical Staff Performance Improvement Committee and President-Elect of the Medical Staff at Mercy Medical Center. He currently lives in Jackson Township with his wife and three daughters.

Harvest Ball co-chairs Michelle Johnson and Gail Moore both serve on the Mercy Service League Board. Johnson resides in Louisville and also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. She is a past board member of the Stark County Medical Society Auxiliary and Ohio State Medical Alliance Association and serves as a Eucharistic Minister for Sacred Heart of Mary in Louisville. A North Canton resident, Moore also serves on the Board at Christ Presbyterian Church in downtown Canton. She is a member of The Women’s Fund and is currently a Sustaining Member of The Junior League of Canton.

Major sponsors of the Harvest Ball include: Mercy Medical Staff; Paul & Carol David Foundation; Sisters of Charity Health System; The Repository and About Magazine; Ruhlin Company; Mix 94.1 & News-Talk 1480 WHBC; Metz Culinary Management; Altercare Centers for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, Inc.; Diebold, Incorporated; Kenan Advantage Group; Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.; Caplea Studio Architects; Norman Eckinger, Inc.; Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and WRL Advertising. Many other businesses, organizations and individuals are also table sponsors and underwriters of Harvest Ball 2012.

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

Photo Caption: Dr. Frank Kaeberlein, pictured with his wife Debra, will serve as the honorary physician chair of the Mercy Service League’s 2012 Harvest Ball.

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