Thursday, September 21, 2017


2016 Check Presentation
The Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary will present a check to the Emergency and Urgent Care Center for $35,000 raised at the 2016 Tiny Tim Benefit and Jingle Bell Brunch on Wednesday, February 15 as part of their Health Education Luncheon. 

“We are proud to offer support to the Emergency and Urgent Care Center to help create an atmosphere that is designed to decrease stress levels, provide distractions and create a safe environment for patients, especially children and adolescents, and their families,” says Rose Raska, planning committee chairwoman.

During its 30 years of fundraising, the Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary's Tiny Tim Benefit has donated over one million dollars to support area organization. 

2015 Check Presentation 

Pictured left to right is Michelle Neitzke, Practice Operations Director, Peggy Way, registered nurse in the NICU, Rose Raska, Tiny Tim Co-Chair

Proceeds from the 2015 events were distributed to MCHS - Franciscan Healthcare Neonatal ICU. Funds raised will be used towards a web-based camera system for that will give parents peace of mind when they are unable to be with their babies in the NICU. These systems off a secure, environment that will enable family members to access real-time video streaming on their computer or smart phone.

Proceeds from the 2014 events were distributed to:

  • WAFER, Inc. to support the education and skill development of low income families so they can incorporate healthy and nutritious foods into their daily meals
  • Paws 4 Independence to provide service dogs and training to help disabled children and adults with the support skills needed to accomplish basic tasks in daily life
  • Safe Path to promote safety and to help remove barriers for survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic abuse who are trying to better their lives
  • St. Clare Health Mission to provide dental services and other free health care options for those in our community who are less fortunate
  • Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary to fund community programs and also to support the health care initiatives of Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare



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