Transplant Support Group Donation to RHTH

Some members of the Vernon Memorial Healthcare Transplant Support Group met recently to present Cindy Herbst, Executive Director of the Restoring Hope Transplant House in Middleton, Wisconsin, with a check for $5,000.00 to support the house project, which when completed, will provide a home away from home for UW Health transplant candidates, transplant recipients, and their families. The funds were made possible as a result of a Support Transplant Walk that the group held on August 29th, 2009, and the generous support of Vernon Memorial Healthcare, seven additional corporate sponsors, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and numerous individuals. The eight corporate sponsors were: Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Sleepy Hollow Dealership, Viroqua Express Lube, Phillip Strand American Family Insurance, Westby Coop Credit Union, Westland Insurance/Bill Bohn, La Crosse Loggers/Dan Kapanke, and Effinger Equipment.

Front row: Joe Brannan, Cindy Herbst, Bonnie Anderson, Betty Moffitt, and Agnes Jenkins

Back row: John Bertling, David Jenkins, Dan Wokosin, and Chuck Reynolds