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Event raises $60,000 for hospital’s disease management center
Bolingbrook – The Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation raised $60,000 for Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s proposed Creation Health Center for Chronic Disease Management & Rehabilitation during a two-day gala at the new Gold Class Cinemas at the Promenade.

More than 370 people attended “Lights, Camera, Action! A Red Carpet Affair,” which took place Oct. 22 (exclusive sponsors event) and Oct. 24 (community event). Guests got a sneak peak at the new Gold Class Cinemas and had an opportunity to enjoy new and classic movies on the big screen, including Sunset Boulevard, Gladiator, Braveheart, The Proposal, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, Departed and Chicago. Joan Rivers, Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball impersonators entertained guests on the red carpet.

“We are so grateful to the community for their support of this event,” said Rick Mace, chief executive officer of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. “In addition to raising financial resources to support our health services, we were able to increase awareness of the programs and services available at our hospital.”

Major sponsors included:
•    ABH executive team
•    AMH executive team
•    The Cazeau family
•    McDonald’s Corporation
•    Advanced Pediatric LTD.
•    Bibby Financial Services
•    DuPage Township
•    Emergency Healthcare Physicians
•    Heart Care Centers of Illinois
•    American Family Insurance
•    Mayor Roger C. Claar and Mrs. Patricia Claar
•    DuPage Pathology Associates

The event is the foundation’s major fundraiser of 2009. The Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation furthers Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s mission through philanthropy. Proceeds will benefit the hospital’s proposed Creation Health Center for Chronic Disease Management & Rehabilitation, a multi-specialty outpatient center with clinics designed to help patients with chronic diseases stay as healthy as possible to prevent future unnecessary hospital admissions. Chronic diseases served by the clinic include pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and congestive heart failure, to name a few. Patients also will be able to seek treatment for obesity and weight management.

Disease management and wellness techniques will be based on the Creation Health model developed at Florida Hospital. Creation Health focuses on the eight universal principles of whole-person health God originally gave at Creation: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition.

Gold Class Cinemas, located at 619 E. Boughton Road at the Promenade Bolingbrook, provides the ultimate escape for movie-lovers by offering great food, comfortable one-of-a-kind seats, first run films, full bar and servers. At Gold Class Cinemas guests enjoy wine, full bar, a meal and a movie together. There is no more need to rush through lunch or dinner just to get to a movie on time. Guests can check in 30 minutes before the movie, place their order and the server will take them to their reserved seat where the food will be delivered. Add in a pillow, blanket and personal service throughout the movie, and that is what it means to Go Gold Class. Gold Class Cinemas will open their new location in Bolingbrook Nov. 6.

For more information on the Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation, call 630-312-6000 or visit www.bolingbrookhospitalfoundation.org.