Patient Mike Kamm with wife Pam and his rehab team at River Falls Area Hospital received a standing ovation at the Fall Fling. Submitted photo
Patient Mike Kamm with wife Pam and his rehab team at River Falls Area Hospital received a standing ovation at the Fall Fling. Submitted photo

Submitted by Rachel Seroka, RFAH

RIVER FALLS, WI – The 2017 River Fall Area Hospital (RFAH) Foundation's Fall Fling raised more than $65,000 for hospital programs and services, including nearly $10,000 garnered through live and silent auctions. The Fall Fling was held at the River Falls Golf Club.

The early-90s themed evening celebrated the history of Allina Health in this community, including the move to the River Falls Area Hospital campus 25 years ago. The 200 attendees enjoyed a social hour with entertainment by The Tommy Bentz Band, delicious hors d'oeuvres by Pair*Fection catering, and an opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raffle. A local auctioneer again donated his services for the live auction.      

Special recognition was given to those responsible for the hospital's recently completed History Wall. Hospital auxiliary volunteers Arline Taylor and Sue Nelson worked on the project for nearly ten years; local architect Matt Frisbie contributed time, expertise and in-kind support to the project.

The highlight of the evening was the standing ovation for local stroke patient, Mike Kamm, and his RFAH Courage Kenny rehab care team. Mike experienced the benefit of having access to the greater Allina Health system and its specialty care providers. 

The Fall Fling had many generous business sponsors again contributing to the success of the event this year. 

Next year, the River Falls Area Hospital Foundation’s Fall Fling will take place on Friday, October 12, 2018.