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The 12th annual Lakeview Health Foundation Gala is set for Friday, Oct. 25 at JX Event Venue in Stillwater. This year’s event will benefit Lakeview Hospital’s Oncology & Infusion Center. Funds raised will be used to purchase heated infusion chairs, tablets and personal viewing screens, and to create a family resource center and hospitality center.  

“Patients with cancer tell us how thankful they are for comfort and care items that make their experience a little better,” said Paul Erickson, executive director of the Lakeview Health Foundation. “We are grateful to our community for supporting the gala each year to help us enhance patients’ experience while at Lakeview.”

According to family member whose father was treated for cancer at Lakeview, “We got as good if not better care here from a top-notch oncologist and top-notch nursing. And we got it in this intimate atmosphere – right in our backyard – where people knew my dad’s name and his meals. We felt like family.”

Lakeview’s Oncology & Infusion Center provides a soothing, healing environment for thousands of patients with cancer each year. There are nearly 10,000 patient visits each year at the infusion room, and almost 4,000 at the oncology clinic.  

The annual Lakeview Health Foundation Gala has raised $1.2 million for patients since the event’s inception in 2008.

The gala starts at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by Andersen Corporation. The event features a four-course dinner by the Lake Elmo Inn, music, dancing and a live auction. Highlights of the live auction include a seven-night stay at a luxury home in Hawaii; golf package at TPC Twin Cities,  including golf and tickets to the 2020 3M Open; Celine Dion concert tickets plus hotel and dinner; and guided pheasant hunt at Maple Island Hunt Club.

To reserve tickets, visit or call 651-430-8735.

About Lakeview Health Foundation

Lakeview Health Foundation is part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. Lakeview Health Foundation is a dynamic resource working to enhance the health and wellness of the people served through the Lakeview Health system and its related partners. Through philanthropy, the Lakeview Health Foundation develops resources to identify and support initiatives that enable Lakeview Health to fulfill its mission – to promote and sponsor superior health and wellness services.

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