Hinsdale Hospital Medical Staff Auxiliary Junior Board members
rehearse at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio Burr Ridge for their upcoming performance
at “Dancing with our Stars,” the 2012 Hinsdale Hospital Medical Staff Auxiliary
fundraiser, scheduled Feb. 25.
Hinsdale – “Dancing with Our Stars: Mad Men Style,” a Hinsdale Hospital Medical Staff
Auxiliary 2012 fundraiser, will take place Feb. 25 at the historic Willowbrook
Ballroom, 8900 Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Proceeds will benefit the new
The event begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 6
p.m., dance performances at 7 p.m., with dinner and dancing to the 20-piece
Outcast Jazz Band to follow. Dance performances will feature physicians, staff
members, and community residents paired with professional dance instructors
from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Burr Ridge, a co-sponsor of the event, as
well as a performance by the auxiliary’s Junior Board.
“We’re looking forward to an evening of fun and fellowship
that will benefit a very good cause,” said David L. Crane, president and CEO of
Adventist Midwest Health. “Our new
outpatient cancer center will enable us to continue to provide world-class care
The “stars” dancing at the event include:
Craig Milkint, PNC Wealth Management, Hinsdale
Dr. Dwight Kett
Dr. Marisa Saint Martin
Dr. Gayle Simmons
Shawn Tyrrell, chief nursing officer, Adventist
and other mystery stars
Event co-chairs are Kimberly and Venanzio Arquilla. Venanzio
is a member of the Adventist Midwest Health operating board and former Hinsdale Hospital
Foundation board member.
“Venny and I are thrilled to chair this event because
supporting the hospital means a great deal to us,” said Kimberly, a Hinsdale
resident. “Adventist Hinsdale Hospital took excellent care of my father-in-law,
Primo, who had terminal cancer. The
staff was expert, caring and compassionate. We would like to help the community
become more aware of what a great hospital we have in our own backyard.”
The event theme is taken from two popular television shows,
“Dancing with the Stars,” and “Mad Men,” about Madison Avenue advertising in
the early 1960s.
“The Willowbrook Ballroom has so much history and
nostalgia,” said Dina Kritsas, of Wheaton, president of the Hinsdale Medical
Staff Auxiliary. “It was an inspiration for our ‘Mad Men’ theme. Guests are
invited to dress in period clothing from the 1960s, but it isn’t mandatory.
This event is geared toward strengthening relationships between the hospital,
physicians and the community families that they serve while having a really
The new cancer center will provide treatment, preventive
care and social services at one outpatient location for patients of Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial
Fred Astaire Dance Studio offers ballroom and Latin dance
instruction at all levels – from beginners to seasoned competitors – in a
convenient Burr Ridge location. The studio also features youth classes and
Zumba Fitness classes.
The legendary Willowbrook Ballroom was established in 1921
as an outdoor dance hall. It flourished during the 1920s, but was destroyed by
fire in 1930. Willowbrook was rebuilt and through the decades became a favored
venue to jazz icons like Count Basie and Benny Goodman.
Tickets are $150. Premium seating is available at $2,000 for
a table of ten. Tickets are $40 for Junior Board members and children eighth grade
through high school. Young guests must be accompanied by an adult.
“We are determined to surpass the success of our first
Dancing with Our Stars event, which was held two years ago,” said Susan King,
executive director of the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation. “Put on your dancing
shoes and join us!”
For tickets and information, call the Hinsdale Hospital
Foundation at (630) 856-2001.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist
GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial
Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Media contact: Lisa
Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-856-2354