2013 SNAP Gala to aid Kathy’s House March 22
The Student Nurses Association at Parkside (SNAP) holds its annual benefit gala Friday, March 22, 2013, in Racine. This year's celebration, assisting Kathy's House, begins at 5 p.m. in Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St., Racine. SNAP members are pursuing nursing degree at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Named for Kathy Vogel Kuettner, a young wife and mother of three who lost her life to an aggressive form of cancer, Kathy's House was selected as this year's SNAP Gala organization for the important physical and social roles it plays for patients and their families.
"Kathy's House is a home-away-from-home for people receiving treatment for extended illnesses. Guests are welcome to stay as long as they continue to receive hospital care," said SNAP Gala coordinator Gary Homeier. "Another important aspect of Kathy's House is that while they are sharing the facility, guests are part of a community that provides them with hope and encouragement."
Homeier added the facility's 18 suites are large enough to accommodate families of six. A communal kitchen and dining area, laundry facilities and other amenities assure the comfort of guests and make Kathy's House a place worth supporting.
The SNAP Gala starts at 5 p.m. with cocktails. A buffet dinner follows at 6 p.m. During the evening, guests will hear from people connected with Kathy's House, participate in live and silent auctions, and dance until 11 p.m. Evening attire suggested.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by phone at 262-595-2480 or by mail at UW-Parkside Consortial Nursing Program, 900 Wood Rd., P.O. Box 2000, Kenosha, Wis. 53141. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.SNAP is the student organization of the consortial nursing program based at UW-Parkside and administered by UW-Milwaukee. SNAP projects and activities foster professionalism, improve the quality of nursing education, and increase cohesiveness between its student members and their faculty to positively influence the health and well-being of students, the community, and the world.