Rock Dox dance benefits Foundation

15 years ago

    The popular Rock Dox band from Presque Isle will be performing Saturday, Aug. 8 at Houlton’s Millar Arena. The dance sponsored by the Katahdin Valley Health Center will be held to raise funds for the Health Services Foundation and its current Nuclear Medicine Campaign for Houlton Regional Hospital.
    The band has a common theme that brings back the heyday of rock and roll and will provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy great music and a great time while also supporting a wonderful cause.
    “Considering our campaign is health care-related, the Rock Dox are happy to perform in support of the hospital and Foundation’s mission of ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ for our communities,” said Elizabeth Dulin, the foundation’s executive director.
    The dance will be from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 each, doors open at 8:45 p.m. and you must be 21 or older to attend.
    This event supports the campaign for enlarging the current radiology/nuclear medicine area.
    “It is extremely important that someone in a stressful testing situation be provided with the very best in privacy and comfort,” said Dulin. “Funding raised from this event will assist the current issues that we are facing in the Radiology Department in a big way.”
    Houlton Regional Hospital is vital for community health care by providing medical services close to home.
    The entire nuclear medicine project began in 2006, when the hospital turned to the Foundation to assist with equipment and the expansion/renovation of the Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Department. The challenge in Phase I of the campaign was to raise $302,000 allowing for the purchase of vital state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging equipment at no cost to the hospital and it was “mission accomplished.”
    The staff and volunteers have conducted many campaigns over the years in support of the health care needs that face providers, however, none so large as the current $1 million Nuclear Medicine Campaign. Fund-raising is not always an easy task, but since the Foundation’s beginning in 1983, local communities have responded to our efforts consistently and with outstanding generosity. That generosity allowed the Foundation to make grants totaling to date $1,421, 508 in funding back to all those communities served.
    Dulin said, “The Foundation’s mission is ‘Supporting Excellence in Healthcare’ for all, is a passion that never wavers. Funds raised from this event will offer our communities the very best possible health care options. Those options will allow individuals and families to make the very best health care decisions for themselves and all those they love and care about.”
    “A small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” said Dulin. “This is what the County is all about.”
    Rock Dox tickets may be purchased at York’s Bookstore, Paradis Shop N’ Save, Andy’s IGA and the Foundation office located on the first floor of Houlton Regional Hospital or online at www.healthservicesfoundation.org or for further information, call the Foundation office at 521-2503 or 521-2147 or e-mail hsfedulin@pwless.net.