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Third annual Skiff Gala fundraiser raises nearly $50,000


April 22, 2015

Skiff Medical Center now has $47,675 for the purchase of vital surgical equipment, thanks to the significant success of the third annual Skiff Gala fundraiser on April 11 at DMACC.

The event was a joint effort between the Skiff Foundation and the Skiff Auxiliary. More than 260 people from the hospital and community were in attendance to enjoy socialization, a sit-down catered dinner and professional entertainment from comedy hypnotist Dan Lornitis. Funds were brought in through business sponsorships, ticket sales, a live auction, silent auction and a dessert auction.

Leisa Zylstra, Foundation and Events Manager, helped oversee the event along with Skiff Gala committee members Connie Annis, Pam Comer, Patty Dykstra, Ashli Formaro, Ashley Foster, Terri Hayden, Bruce Hoffmeier, Marilyn Jessen, Jeff King, Adam Otto and Jane Repp. David Goos served as emcee and auctioneer.

“This a huge event to orchestrate, but it’s so much fun,” Leisa said. “It’s really rewarding to see the community enjoy themselves while supporting such a great cause. The generosity of our community is amazing.”

Those funds raised from the three sets of auctions, along with the money from ticket sales and sponsorships, will go toward upgrading the Skiff endoscopy suite, where physicians perform scopes that catch precancerous polyps before they turn life-threatening.

(Shown in photo: Newton Clinic's Dr. Min Pak and Dr. Mureema Solberg.)

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