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An unforgettable Sole-Stice Event


June 29, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - A few kind 'soles', a few dazzling stars, and a few die-hard shoe-dogs came together to create an unforgettable Sole-Stice Event. Shoes represent many different things to each of us but on June 21st the KGH Foundation 1st Sole-Stice Girl's Night Out was about more than just shoes, it was the step over the finish line to meet the goal of Ketchikan General Hospital Foundation's "Gift of Healing Campaign 2006" as well as to provide a fun-filled evening to welcome summer to the First City.

This philanthropic campaign started last July in an effort to raise $120,000 for three infant resuscitators/warmer units for the New Beginning Birthing Center, and to purchase a Mini C Arm for the surgical unit. The Mini C-Arm is a more flexible unit that will capture real-time moving images and helps surgeons see into the body.

Patti Mackey and Carolyn Wilsie, two dynamite ladies, led the way for the event with a fast furious pace, blended with great leadership and organization skills.

What would any lady do without a great pair of shoes? Luckily, this wasn't an issue. This was the place to be in high styling shoes or extra tuffs. People came together not only to enjoy the evening, but to help provide state-of-the art equipment for friends, neighbors and community members through their monetary donations for hospital equipment.

Over 121 tickets were sold to the event. Twenty volunteers kept busy the entire evening to make the first event successful. The response was over-whelming and the space filled rather quickly. There were fad shoes, hip shoes, tiny shoes, big shoes, vintage shoes, slightly used shoes, and even a few rubber extra tuffs. It was a night to remember and not just for the shoes. People posed with friends for a professional photo, there were door prizes, silent auction items, and a raffle. There were shoes priced for every lady's budget.

The Sole-Stice Committee noted they were grateful to everyone who attended. Mark your calendar now for next summer's Sole-Stice. According to organizers, plans are to expand the event to Ted Ferry Center next year.



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Ketchikan General Hospital


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