Crusader Community Health thanks the community

For 42 years, Crusader has been “shaking the barriers, rattling perceptions and rolling forward.” This was the message at the 42nd annual Crusader Community Health “Evening of Caring” event on Oct. 17. We are so grateful for the tremendous support of our community, businesses, staff and volunteers who have given so generously to perpetuate the Crusader mission.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Spirit of Caring Awards, which went to Rebecca Epperson, Dr. Allen Pang and Dr. Charles Smith. The organization award went to the Junior League of Rockford. New this year was the Spirit of the Future Individuals Award, presented to Mariah Anast.

The Cosmopolitan Club was recognized for their support of more than $450,000 to Crusader Community Health over the past 20 years to support its diabetes care.

A special “Thank You” to our event sponsors: Zenith: SwedishAmerican Health System; Pinnacle: BMO Harris Bank, Rockford Health System, Janet Kjellstrom; Major: Associated Bank, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, The Blazer Foundation, Furst Staffing, Meridian Health Plan, NEXUS Office Systems, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Pfizer Foundation, SAVANT Capital Investment, Williams Manny; Publicity Sponsors: Rockford Register-Star, WTVO, WNIU/WNIJ.

Great thanks to all of our other sponsors, those who attended the celebration, Giovanni’s and their superb staff, those who supported our live and silent auctions, bought program ads, and board members and volunteers who were so instrumental in making this event a success!

Celebrations of this kind prove that we have a generous and caring community! Thanks for making our community a healthier place to live through your support of Crusader.

Wray Howard, Event Chair & Tracy Richter, Co-Chairmen
Crusader Community Health 42nd Anniversary Event

From the Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2014, issue

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