Published on October 23, 2017

Essentia Health Foundation fundraiser moving to spring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maureen Talarico
Essentia Health Marketing & Communications
(218) 786-2315

The Essentia Health-Virginia Regional Foundation has announced its main fundraiser will be moved to a spring dinner and auction to be held at the Elks Club April 13, 2018.  The Foundation will not hold a Festival of Trees at Essentia Health-Virginia this fall.

"We realize that the Festival of Trees is a popular event and we are thankful for the community' support throughout the years," says Deb Ellingsen, Foundation specialist.  "Over the years, the Festival of Trees has grown into a large fundraiser and we have outgrown the necessary space to host this multi-day event.  We are excited to start a new tradition in the Virginia community with the spring dinner."

Proceeds from Foundation events benefit the Essentia Health-Virginia Ambulatory Infusion Center.

"Essentia Health-Virginia is fortunate to have such a compassionate and dedicated group of foundation board members and we fully support their decision to modify the methods of fundraising and planning of community events in order to make a bigger impact," says Essentia Health-Virginia Administrator Sam Stone.  "Essentia Health-Virginia and the Foundation look forward to focusing efforts on improving care and medical services access within our community."

Any questions about the spring dinner can be directed to Ellingsen at (218) 786-1062.