June 7, 2013

Mercy Service League raises $200,000 for Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department

The Mercy Service League recently held its annual year-end banquet where officers presented a $200,000 check to Mercy Medical Center – the result of 2012–2013 fundraising efforts. Since 2009, Mercy Service League has raised $752,000 for the emergency department expansion and renovation project by planning and sponsoring events such as Harvest Ball, Celebrity Bartending at 91 Wood Fired Oven, Downtown at Dusk, Spring and Fall Treasures, and Chateau Noel.
In anticipation of the 2013-2014 membership year, the Mercy Service League also announced its new officers, who confirmed their commitment to lead the organization over the next 12 months. Outgoing officers congratulated new officers, including Joni Locke, president, Cindy Ertle, treasurer, Wendy Lichtenwalter, recording secretary, Daphne Thomson, corresponding secretary, Anna Mavrakis, vice president, Crystal Torrence, membership, and Erin Shea, assistant treasurer.

Hospital and Mercy Development Foundation administrators thanked Linda Ganser, outgoing president of Mercy Service League, for her leadership during the 2012–2013 membership year.

“We are so appreciative of what Linda and her fellow officers have accomplished,” says Laura Jo Hawk, director of Mercy Development Foundation. “They play a significant role in helping the medical center carry out its mission in Stark County and beyond.”

Comprised of a dedicated and diverse group of women, Mercy Service League supports the mission of Mercy Medical Center through service, outreach, education and fundraising efforts. Many of the 2013-2014 events will benefit Mercy Dental Services & General Practice Dental Residency Endowment, including:
$10,000 CASH Raffle. Only 250 tickets are sold for $250 each for chance to win $10,000. To purchase a ticket, call 330-430-2750.
Celebrity Bartenders at 91. Stop in 91 Wood Fired Oven in Jackson Township on Monday, Aug 12, between 6 and 9 p.m. for great food, “celebrity” bartenders, a lively crowd and a deserving cause.
2013 Harvest Ball, Imagine. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Canton Memorial Civic Center is the place to be for Mercy Service League’s signature event of the season. Enjoy dinner and dancing. No auction, no raffle and no wallets required! For ticket information, call 330-430-2750.

Mercy Service League is actively seeking Harvest Ball event sponsors from interested companies, corporations and organizations. For more information, email foundation@cantonmercy.org. Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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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