Lima Memorial Foundation Gala Set in Motion

Lima Memorial Foundation Gala Set in Motion

posted on: 9/13/2019 8:11:57 AM

On Thursday, September 12, more than 800 friends of the Lima Memorial Foundation will go on a Journey in Motion at the 18th Annual Fundraising Gala. This year’s event will take place in Wapakoneta’s FlexArm stamping facility where guests will flow through an evening of entertainment, food, live and silent auctions and a fund-a-need paddle raise, all to bring a new level of inpatient rehabilitative care to our region.

“Lima Memorial is proud of its strong tradition of partnering with the community to bring healthcare advancements to our region,” commented Scott Shutt, Lima Memorial Foundation Board Chairman and Vice President of Kewpee Hamburgers. “Journey in Motion will transform inpatient rehabilitation as we know it and allow patients to stay locally for advanced rehabilitative care.” 

“The new Inpatient Rehabilitation Center will bring a whole new level of care to our community and be instrumental in helping patients take their new first step sooner,” stated Dr. Kurt Kuhlman, Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at Lima Memorial Health System. “Our outstanding care, coupled with advanced therapeutic technology, will help our patients reclaim the life they once enjoyed.” 

“FlexArm couldn’t be more excited to host Journey,” stated Nick Kennedy, President of FlexArm. The inpatient rehabilitation center we are supporting with this event will be state-of-the-art; and most importantly, it will help a lot of people.”

“As a locally owned and operated health system, we are deeply rooted in our community and understand the far-reaching impact this investment will have on our patients and their families,” stated Michael D. Swick, President & CEO of Lima Memorial Health System. “Dollar for dollar, all funds raised from Journey will stay locally to advance the level of care for our community.”

The event is expected to raise in excess of $700,000. Fundraising for this $2.5 million funding priority is expected to culminate at year’s end, and construction is slated to begin thereafter.

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