Ridgeview Foundation’s 1970s Under the Harvest Moon event raises $200,000 for Ridgeview Medical Center

WACONIA, Minn. (Dec. 4, 2012)—More than $200,000 was raised at Ridgeview Foundation’s 1970s Under the Harvest Moon event, held Nov. 17 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.

All funds are supporting the Innovation for Generations campaign, Ridgeview Foundation’s effort to help renovate Ridgeview Medical Center’s nearly 50-year-old medical/surgical wing and to help aid in the expansion of critical services at Ridgeview.

“Thanks to the ongoing generosity of so many wonderful people in our community, fundraising events like the 1970s Under the Harvest Moon event will have a direct impact on the level and sophistication of health care services that Ridgeview can provide,” said Doug Stasek, Ridgeview vice president, Corporate Communications & Philanthropy.

Nearly 300 people attended the event, which included prizes for best 1970’s costumes and a live auction with co-emcees and auctioneers Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello from WCCO-TV. More than 30 volunteers worked collaboratively to organize and raise funds for the event.

Ridgeview Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds relationships to support Ridgeview Medical Center’s mission to make a positive difference in the quality of life and health for the west-suburban communities served. A volunteer Board of Directors, whose members represent communities throughout Ridgeview’s service region, guides it. For more information about Ridgeview Foundation or how to become involved, visit www.ridgeviewfoundation.org.

About Ridgeview Medical Center

Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit, regional health care network located just 35 minutes west of Minneapolis on Highway 5. Its network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, a multitude of primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services and specialty programs, and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska—a free-standing 24/7 emergency and urgent care facility with multi-specialty clinics and services.

For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.