Carole Mounier, treasurer and a past president of the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Auxiliary, presented a $205,000 check to the OSF Saint Anthony Foundation on behalf of the Auxiliary.
The donation included proceeds from the 52nd Annual Pink Ball, Above and Beyond, Rockfords premier black tie gala. This year, the funds from the Pink Ball benefited people of the Rock River Valley as well as those in Gulfport, Miss., who suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina.
At OSF Saint Anthony, the proceeds purchased a Baby Therm Infant Warmer. This unit provides newborn babies with a unique thermal environment no matter where the baby is placed in the warmer. Proceeds also helped to purchase new bone densitometry equipment for the OSF Saint Anthony Womens Center.
At Memorial Hospital, Gulfport, $10,000 from the Pink Ball proceeds was used to purchase two specialized pediatric cribs. The hospital was severely damaged by the hurricane.
Portions of the donation were also raised by sales from the OSF Saint Anthony Gift Shop and Canteen as well as the Lights for Love program.
The 53rd Annual Pink Ball will be Jan. 27. Mike Robinson, Community Relations director for Rock Valley College and a member of the OSF Saint Anthony Foundation Council, and his wife Sandy will serve as co-chairman for the event the event.
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, is owned and operated by OSF HealthCare, an affiliate corporation of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria.
OSF Saint Anthony is the only Rockford medical center to earn the elite Magnet designation for nursing excellence. It is the highest award for nursing available in the United States.
From the Jan. 3-9, 2007, issue