Crusader Clinic hosts 'An Evening In Autumn' Oct. 21

Event serves as Crusader’s annual fund-raiser and includes dinner, the announcement of the ‘Spirit of Caring’ awards, and a silent and live auction

Crusader Clinic will host its annual fund-raiser, “An Evening in Autumn,” from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday Oct. 21, at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford.

Cost of the event is $85, or $850 for a table of 10. The evening includes an autumn-themed dinner, announcement of the “Spirit of Caring” awards, and a fantastic silent and live auction.

Live auction prizes feature the following items and trips:

$2,500 to Gruno’s Diamonds;

A center-court suite for 12 at a Bradley Center event in Milwaukee, including food, drinks and limo ride to and from Milwaukee (total package value $3,500);

All-inclusive vacation for two to Cancun on Sunship 1 ($1,800 value);

A gourmet dinner for six prepared by Giovanni’s executive chef;

A trip for two to Lake Tahoe or $3,000 cash in lieu of the trip;

$1,000 cash donated by the Crusaders Health Foundation board members; and

A portable DVD player.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and can be purchased at the Crusaders Health Foundation, 1200 W. State St., Rockford.

Proceeds from the event will benefit health care expansion projects and other needs at Crusader Clinic as designated by the Crusaders Health Foundation Board.

For the past 33 years, Crusader Clinic has strived to ensure all residents in the Rockford community have access to quality, affordable primary health care. During the past 12 months, the clinic served the health care needs of more than 41,000 individual patients.

For more information, call 490-1620 or visit

From the Oct. 12-18, 2005, issue

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