This weekend our Auxiliary sponsored a Follies as a fundraiser for St. Joseph’s. They planned for more than a year, recruited the talent, made the scenery, ordered the t- shirts, sold ads for the program and then acted in many of the scenes.
They are an amazing group. Along with them come their families, friends and neighbors who jumped in as well and did whatever was needed. They spent the last three weeks every night practicing and working out the details. They could have been doing many other things, but they chose to spend their time supporting St. Joseph's.
Along with them were many nurses, residents, security, IT, retirees , OR, ICU and Gift Shop employees who volunteered their time to act and support the Auxiliary. Thank you to each and everyone. You were fabulous and funny! Not sure any of us will forget Dr. Wayne Chou's great singing and acting, or John Hazard, Frank Panzetta and Bill Thompson looking like manly cowboys (with pink tutu's.....), or the Can Can girls doing cartwheels including Cindy Burkhart, Katie Button, Suzanne DeFuria, Lucinda Drescher (a board member), Leslie Lavine, Lisa Losito, Jane Muserlian and Tara Soehnel.
Particular thank you's to Martha Tooley, president of the Auxilary, and Colleen Prossner, chair of the Follies and a member of the Auxilary, who put their hearts and souls into making it a success. Chris Fettig acted as director and is a great team builder!
We had several Sisters participating, but Sister Collette as Carlotta stole the show! I even taught her how to put fake eyelashes on...
It was a wonderful weekend, thanks to the many volunteers who support our system. Across the country, volunteers greet our patients, staff our gift shops, raise funds for special projects, and really add to the quality of life of our health care services. Thank you for sharing your time and your support.