Oconomowoc’s Lake Area Free Clinic Trivia Night got a boost from Rogers Behavioral Health and some key supporters03/07/17 04:16:am
Trivia questions were flying at a recent community event testing team members’ knowledge of sports, entertainment, science, nature, geography, history, pop culture, and even current events.
In addition to the community outreach that the Rogers organization does through Rogers InHealth(link is external) and other Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation initiatives, Rogers and our people are out in our communities supporting many other worthy causes.
Bill Webster, RN for residential services, was the organizer and emcee of the Lake Area Free Clinic fundraiser, something he’s volunteered to do for five years and running. Also participating was Dr. Mike Miller, medical director of residential servicers at the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc.
The event raised more than $6,000 for the free clinic this year, which serves approximately 3,000 people a year who have no insurance and virtually no ability to pay for basic medical care.
“Trivia Night paid for medications for 15 patients for an entire year, or all care for 20 patients for three months,” Bill shares. “As a nurse, providing patient care to underserved residents strikes a core with me, and I also love trivia and public speaking.”
Twenty-five trivia teams competed for the Kasner Cup, named for Dr. Jay Kasner, who died unexpectedly in January 2016. Dr. Kasner was an addictionologist at the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers and was an ardent supporter of the Lake Area Free Clinic.