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Hospital Foundation fundraiser to benefit area clinic

Columbus -   Each year Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation holds a gala to benefit Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. This year's event, Fire & Ice, is scheduled for Friday, November 12, at Holiday Inn.

Guests will enjoy an evening of sensory extremes beginning with cocktails, an exquisite dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Orr of FARMBloomington, and intense laughter with the irony and hilarity of Heywood Banks. The evening will only be complete with a rousing Reverse Raffle that culminates in a $10,000 grand prize!

"We're thrilled to have nationally renowned Chef Daniel Orr and Heywood Banks at this year's event to support VIM," commented Julie Abedian, Foundation President. "This community has always supported the clinic, and we look forward to another successful fundraiser."

"Where else can you get a world-class meal and entertainment for $50 per person?" asks Julie.

Event tickets, which include a raffle ticket, are $150 for individuals or $200 for a couple. Raffle tickets cost $100 each and only 500 tickets will be sold. The grand prize raffle winner need not be present to win.

All event proceeds benefit Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, which relies on these funds for one-fourth of its annual operating budget.

For raffle tickets and sponsorship information call Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation, 812-376-5100 or visit

About Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of Bartholomew County
In its 14th year of operation, Volunteers in Medicine Clinic is a free healthcare clinic for Bartholomew County residents who are without access to healthcare due to low income and are unable to qualify for Medicare or Medicaid because they earn too much. A dedicated group of volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses and community volunteers enable the clinic to offer every citizen access to diverse and far-reaching healthcare service.

About Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation

Incorporated in 1951, Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation works through public awareness, philanthropy and stewardship, to promote a healthier population where every citizen is cared for and shares in the responsibility of making a difference, while paying special attention to the needs of the underserved. Raising charitable contributions for community health initiatives, underwriting innovative Hospital-based projects and supporting educational scholarships, CRH Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all Bartholomew County residents. With total assets over $10 million, CRH Foundation is a key fundraising partner for the Healthy Communities Initiative and Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. For more information, contact the Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation at (812) 376-5100.


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