Foundation For Ripon Medical Center Hosting Cheese And Wine Event

The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center is hosting its first annual Cheese & Wine event on Thursday, April 19 at Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street, in the hospital’s atrium.

The event begins at 6 p.m., and features wine from Vines & Rushes Winery, beer from Knuth Brewing Company, local cheese & chocolates, a bountiful hors d’oeuvre buffet, live music and silent auction. Dress is business casual. Tickets are $40 per person.

Proceeds for this fund-raiser will benefit the automated external defibrillator (AED) fund, as the foundation works to keep these lifesaving devices readily available throughout our community. An AED is a portable device that is used in cardiac arrest emergencies to deliver safe and vital electric shocks to the heart in an effort to re-establish the heart rhythm. AEDs are a crucial link following a cardiac episode, because the sooner a device is used, the less damage is done to heart muscle.

“Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in our country,” says Holly Brenner, The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center executive director.  “We are proud to offer the tools needed to bring immediate assistance, helping to reduce damage to the heart.”

Sponsors (as of March 26) include: Century 21 Properties Unlimited, Hillside Dental Associates, J.F. Ahern Co., Oberreich Foundation, and Shea Electric & Communications, LLC.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or for tickets to attend, visit or call (920) 926-4959.