Crusader’s ‘Fall in Love with Caring’ fund-raiser Oct. 21 at Giovanni’s

Staff Report

Crusader Community Health is hosting its annual fund-raiser, “Fall in Love with Caring,” from 5:45 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.

Cost of the event is $100 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10 (tickets can be purchased online at

The evening includes music by the Firelight Dimmers, an autumn-themed dinner, announcement of the “Spirit of Caring” recipients and a silent and live auction. A listing of auction items is available online at

The raffle is a chance to win the grand prize, a 55-inch Samsung LED TV and a WiFi-ready 1080p Blu-ray player donated by Riverside Community Bank; second prize is $1,000 cash donated by Crusader Community Health Foundation Board members; and third prize is an iPad2 with Wi-Fi + 3 G & 64 GB donated by Rockford Information Technologies.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased at the Crusader Community Health Foundation office, 1216 W. State St., Rockford.

Proceeds will benefit Crusader’s chronic disease management initiative and other needs as designated by the Crusader Community Health Foundation Board of Directors.

For the past 39 years, Crusader has strived to ensure all people in the community have access to quality, affordable primary health care. During the past year, the clinic served the health care needs of more than 43,500 individual patients.

Contact the Crusader Community Health Foundation at (815) 490-1620 or visit

From the Oct. 12-18, 2011, issue

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