With two rock solid performances at Fort Scott Rotary’s Dancing with our Stars, the disco duo of Audrey Daniels and David Conradt brought in just over $1,200 to support the Mercy Health Foundation’s telemedicine initiative.
Daniels, CNA, and Conradt, Senior Reimbursement Specialist, volunteered hours upon hours of personal time (and sweat) to raise money for the Mercy Health Foundation. The pair disco danced to “Take a Chance on Me” by ABBA.
Nine couples, each choosing a charity or agency to represent, participated in the event. Proceeds were raised by “votes” (monetary donations) from the audience for their favorite dancers at the event.
Mercy Health Foundation was founded in September 1989 with the purpose of securing the health care needs for the residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding region as provided by Mercy. The foundation board is comprised of community leaders entrusted with the responsibility to receive and obtain gifts and property of all kinds and to manage and supervise these assets in support of the care and relief of the sick.
The latest fund-raising initiative by the Mercy Health Foundation Board is called the Friends of Mercy, an annual-giving campaign designed to fund special projects at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott. With funds raised by Daniels and Conradt, the campaign has now raised over $5,800 in cash with another $900 pledged. Donations to the current Friends of Mercy campaign will support the implementation of telemedicine services at the hospital. Telemedicine makes it possible for patients in rural areas to visit a physician or specialist live, in real time, over video for immediate care.
Telemedicine is expected to be available at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott in early March.