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Fundraiser and celebration.

Members of Friends of Nursing (FON) and their friends and families celebrated the season December 18th at a Holiday Event at The Lakewood Country Club. There were 63 in attendance and everyone had a great time while raising funds for nursing scholarships.

The highlight of the evening was performances by the Aurora Singers. If you have not seen their performance it is a must see. They do an outstanding show.

Visiting with them were LaFawn Biddle, life member of FON; Stacey Wall, '14 FON Scholar; FON member Miriam Farrington; Dr. Maureen O'Brien, Dean of Regis University Nursing program; Reeve Geiger and David Vinh, '16 FON Scholars; and photographers Jim Medford and Gerry Case.

FON Co-founder Greta Pollard and husband Donald enjoyed the festive evening with long-time members Phyllis and Rod Wicklund; Dr. Juanita and Tom Tate; Donna and Dr. Karl Bernklau; Anita and Dr. Joseph Becky; D. Marilyn Krajicek, Dr. Amy Barton and Dr. David Barton; Dr. Cris Finn (President FON) and husband Ken and family; Dr. Ann Smith; and Dr. Ruth O'Brien to name a few.

The purpose of Friends of Nursing is to advance professional nursing by providing scholarships for quality education in baccalaureate and higher degree programs in Colorado Schools of Nursing. In 2016 just under $60,000 was awarded to 21 scholars.

Friends of Nursing welcomes all who are interested in its activities. The organization is governed by elected officers and a board of directors. Its funding comes from membership fundraising efforts. With no office, no paid staff, no overhead, minimal expenses and 100 percent volunteer effort, all monies go totally to support the purpose. The 2017 Scholarship Award Luncheon will occur in April: please see for further details. Hope you will join us.

Cris Finn, President

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Title Annotation:Friends of Nursing News
Author:Finn, Cris
Publication:Colorado Nurse
Date:Feb 1, 2017
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