HealthFinders Collaborative Presents "A Night on the Town"

HealthFinders Collaborative Seeks Auction Items and Attendees for Fundraiser!

HealthFinders Collaborative, a local grassroots organization dedicated to providing healthcare services for the under- and uninsured residents of Rice County, will be having its third annual fundraiser - "A Night on the Town" - on Friday, April 28th from 7pm-Midnight at The Grand in Northfield. A catered dinner will be provided, and there will be live music and dancing, as well as a silent and live auction. The Bridgewater Ramblers will play bluegrass and country music, and Pide Kaimás will play music from all over Latin America.

Since opening clinic doors in June of 2005, HealthFinders has seen over 300 patients and assured that hundreds receive the prescription drugs they need through a drug fund. This exciting community collaborative has greatly affected the communal health of Rice County. Volunteers hail from Northfield, Faribault, local congregations, local hospitals and clinics, and Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges.

If you'd like to help HealthFinders in its quest to ensure every resident of Rice County has access to quality healthcare, there are a number of ways you can help. A huge part of the annual fundraiser is an auction, and everything from a cottage in France for a week to a $10 gift certificate has been auctioned off. Jewelry, artwork, lefse-making lessons, unicycle lessons, and hot-air balloon rides have been included as well - nothing is out of bounds! Professors have donated books they have written, accompanied with a "lunch with the author," and many citizens have utilized their unique talents and abilities to offer creative auction items. This is a wonderful way to get involved in your community! Another way to help is to COME to the event on the 28th. You can call Charlotte at (507)646-5347 to reserve tickets ($20).

Also, you can visit to learn more about HealthFinders and the upcoming fundraiser. And if you'd like to donate an auction item, you can email Ben at or call him at 646-7686. Hope to see you on the 28th!