Crusader Clinic holds ‘An Evening in Autumn'

Crusader Clinic is hosting it annual fund-raiser, “An Evening in Autumn,” Friday, Oct. 20, 6-10 p.m., at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford. Cost of the event is $85 or $850 for a table of ten. The evening includes an autumn themed diner, announcement of the “Spirit of Caring” and “Dr. Forrest Riordan” awards, a fantastic silent and live auction and music by the MusicMakers. Tickets can be purchased online at, click on “An Evening in Autumn.”

The live auction will feature a one-of-a-kind amethyst and diamond ring donated by B. Sanfield; an exquisite gourmet dinner for six prepared by Giovanni’s executive chef donated by Giovanni’s; a Chicago weekend package at the Seneca Hotel donated by the Seneca, John Kuss, Barbara and Mark Huffman; two round-trip tickets from Rockford to Las Vegas donated by Allegiant Air; two nights/three days at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee and a Fishing Charter for 4 on Lake Michigan donated by Dave Turiciano; child’s golf cart (rechargeable) with clubs donated by Lexus of Rockford; dinner for four cooked in your home by Chef Jason donated by the University Club.

The raffle is a chance to win the grand prize, a 42-inch Hitachi Flat Screen Plasma TV donated by Riverside Community Bank; second prize is an IBM ThinkPad Laptop Computer donated by Rockford Information Technologies; the third prize is $1,000 cash donated by Crusaders Health Foundation Board members. Raffle tickets sell for $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased online at,; click on “An Evening in Autumn.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Crusaders Health Foundation Capital Campaign, “Shaping the Future of Community Healthcare in Northern Illinois.”

For the past 34 years, Crusader Clinic has strived to ensure that all in the community have access to quality, affordable primary health care. During the past 12 months, the clinic served the health care needs of more than 43,000 individual patients.

For more information, contact the Crusaders Health Foundation at 815-490-1620 or go to

From the Oct. 18-24, 2006, issue

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