Wonderful weather and music made for a great night at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield on Aug. 12, when ProHealth Care’s physician musicians and their bandmates took to the stage for the Band-Aid concert to benefit ProHealth AngelsGrace Hospice.
The concert was the fourth performance in an annual series of Band-Aid benefits since 2014. It drew the largest number of attendees to date. The Band-Aid concerts have raised more than $30,000 for AngelsGrace Hospice.
“With more than 850 tickets sold for the event this year, we’re extremely pleased with the turnout, the enthusiasm and the proceeds that will benefit patient care at AngelsGrace,” said Jim Gardner, MD, ProHealth Care vice president of primary care. “I appreciate the generosity of the musicians, volunteers, raffle donors and ProHealth employees.”
Experienced musicians from Wisconsin and beyond donate their time and talents to Band-Aid each year. This year’s bands included the Milwaukee Guitar Quartet, O’Bradys, Lucy Chamberlain Band and Finian McCoy playing a mix of classic guitar, folk, Celtic and rock music.
Among the musicians were radiologist Mark Hollister, MD; surgeon Stan Markus, MD; family practitioner Bob Schellinger, MD; anesthesiologist Will Szerenyi, MD; and John Zander, RN. Radiologist David Roelke, MD, emceed the event.
“As physicians, we care for families and individuals – young and old, and from all walks of life,” said Dr. Schellinger, a guitarist with Finian McCoy. “One of the aspects of my life is caring for patients as they near the end of their journey in life. To experience that walk as a physician with a family and then be able to come and play to benefit AngelsGrace is an experience I dearly appreciate.”
Dr. Szerenyi, a bass player with the eclectic Lucy Chamberlain Band, described Band-Aid as “a musical tailgate party” and added, “We raise money for an excellent cause.”
ProHealth AngelsGrace Hospice is a 15-bed residential care center located north of Oconomowoc. The facility offers 24-hour emotional, physical and spiritual support for patients in the final stages of life and their families. For more information about AngelsGrace Hospice, please visit ProHealthCare.org/AngelsGrace.
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For more than a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, ProHealth Medical Group, the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care, Moreland Surgery Center, ProHealth AngelsGrace Hospice, ProHealth Home Care, ProHealth West Wood Health & Fitness Center and ProHealth Regency Senior Communities. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org.