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SwedishAmerican Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala Sells Out for Third Consecutive Year

February 19, 2014

Cruise '14, the SwedishAmerican Foundation's annual spring gala, scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at Giovanni’s Restaurant & Conference Center, has been declared a “sell-out” for the third consecutive year.

Celebrating its 20th year, the event offers a special evening of music, dancing, a dazzling array of food, a silent auction, wine pull and raffle. Guests, who are encouraged to wear cruise or island attire, will be greeted by "Steel Drum Band." Guests can then visit ports-of-call featuring the foods of Sweden, Italy, Germany, Asia and the Caribbean. All proceeds will continue to benefit the new SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, which opened in October 2013.

The Cruise '14 committee includes Michelle Adams, Dorothy Anderson, Dr. Henry Anderson, Mary DeMarco, Mark DeWane, Patti DeWane, Carol Evans, Kay Flodin, Sue Gorski, Erich Hagenlocher, Jan Hagenlocher (chair), Deborah Johnson, Melody Pobjecky, Barbara Shirk, Norm Shirk, Steve Schou, Laura Wilkinson and Julia Zimmerman.

Although tickets to the event are sold out, committee members are still accepting donations. For further information or to donate, contact the SwedishAmerican Foundation at (815) 961-2496.

About SwedishAmerican Health System

SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The health system is comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency, and a foundation.

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Paul Greenland
Katryna Kirby

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