McKenzie Health System Auxiliary Fall Event Raises Over $5,200

Sanilac County, Mich. - With more than $5,200 raised, the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary’s “Fall into the Holiday Spirit” annual event was another resounding success! Sixty-one local sponsors donated a variety of festive pieces, and the special silent auction of fall and holiday décor hosted over 100 excited bidders at Bench Warmers on November 22.

“We would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organizations for providing our silent auction items: Accents Hair Salon; Ace Hardware of Sandusky; Auxiliary Gift Shop; Ball Insurance Agency; Nina Barnett; Laurie Burns and Marlena Zeidler; Kevin & Cassy Calahan; Chase Bank; Chemical Bank; Clear Ideas, Inc.; Continental Home Center; Dale & Phyllis Chambers; Dairy Queen Grill & Chill; Dollar Tree; Downtown Deli; Dreyer & Dreyer, Inc. LLC; Eastern Michigan Bank; Emerson (Numatics); Exchange State Bank; Fidelity National Title; Frosty; Graff Chevrolet Buick; Green Acres Apartments, LLC; Jensen & Navarro Families; Jensen Bridge & Supply Co.; Mark & Margaret Jensen; Jill Kursinsky; Latitude Creations; Liberty Lanes; Roger & Merrily Loding; Scott Long-The Traveler; Marks Barber Shop; My Community Dental Center; Mark & Emma Navarro; Northstar Bank; Kellie Paehlig; Pearls and Lace; Terry & Shari Phipps; Pizza Hut; Reflections Styling Salon; Sandtown Florist; Sandusky Community Hearts; Sandusky Dental Care; Sandusky District Library; Sanilac Florist & Interiors; Sanilac ISD Kids; Sanilac Pharmacy; State Farm Insurance-Dorothy Conklin-Ross; Stoliker's Custom Designs; SugarTown Sweets Shop; Sunshiner's Gift and Garden Shop; Sweet Impressions; Mary Sweet; TLC Insurance Agency, Inc.; TNT Equipment, Inc.; Thumb Cellular; Tribune Recorder Leader; Walmart Supercenter; Western's Tree Farm; and Woodland Hills Golf Club,” shared Emma Navarro, Holiday Event Committee Chair.

Attendees also indulged in warm holiday cocktails and a delicious dessert bar while enjoying this wonderful evening to raise funds to support the purchase of two Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for McKenzie Orthopedics and McKenzie Telehealth Clinic. 

“We are incredibly grateful to have raised more than $5,200 to support the purchase of these life-saving devices. An AED checks a person's heart and delivers an electric shock if it has stopped beating normally. If a person suddenly collapses, they may be suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Having this equipment available can make a real difference,” shared Navarro. “We are excited to celebrate with sponsors and the local community, and to support the purchase of this lifesaving equipment for two of our McKenzie clinics.”

For more information about next year’s fall fundraiser or other McKenzie Health System Auxiliary activities, visit www.mckenziehealth.org and make sure you like the McKenzie Health System Facebook page.

Founded in 1967, the MHS Auxiliary is comprised of individuals that volunteer thousands of hours. Members donate their time and talents for the benefit of the hospital, working in the gift shop, providing support at community events and coordinating fundraising opportunities. For more information about volunteering, contact Nina Barnett, MHS Auxiliary Liaison, at 810-648-6127 or nbarnett@mckenziehealth.org. For membership information, contact Lynn Fuller, MHS Auxiliary Membership Chair, at 810-648-6150 (ext. 366) or lfuller@mckenziehealth.org.