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One small step. One giant leap.

Explore the vast universe of opportunities during a night under the stars. Join the Lima Memorial Foundation as we take one giant leap forward in advancing the health of our community.

 

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Intro


One small step. One giant leap.

Explore the vast universe of opportunities during a night under the stars. Join the Lima Memorial Foundation as we take one giant leap forward in advancing the health of our community.

 

 

Mission Accomplished!

More than 700 friends of the Lima Memorial Foundation gathered at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum to Journey to the Moon.

Our guests toured the museum to explore the defining moments in history when America put the first man on the moon. Guests actively participated in silent & live auctions and raised their paddles in support of bringing innovative lung cancer diagnostic equipment to the region. With a record-setting profit of $550,000, history was once again made in Wapakoneta, Ohio. We invite you to look back at the many special moments from the event. 

Thank you to the countless individuals and businesses who made this mission possible.

 

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Event


Mission Date: September 15, 2016

Launch Time: 5:30 p.m.

Attire: Cocktail Casual

Report to: Armstrong Air and Space Museum
500 Apollo Drive • Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

 

 

 

Event


Mission Date: September 15, 2016

Launch Time: 5:30 p.m.

Attire: Cocktail Casual

Report to: Armstrong Air and Space Museum
500 Apollo Drive • Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

 

 

 

Each year, corporate and individual sponsors join the Lima Memorial Foundation in presenting the Journey to Remember Gala. Hundreds join us for an energizing experience, which includes networking, dinner, silent & live auctions and more. All donations and funds raised from the gala support Lima Memorial Health System and advancing the health of our community.

As a regional health care system, Wapakoneta is a very important part of our community of care. As locations for our 2016 Journey were evaluated, Wapakoneta and the Armstrong Air and Space Museum stood out as a natural fit. Lincoln Family Practice and Lima Memorial Physicians continue to be a healthcare landmark in the community and is known for its patient-centered care. In fact, we responded to the community’s expressed need for increased access to care by opening our Walk-In Care Center at Lincoln Family Practice seven days a week. Wapakoneta is the inaugural site for Sunday hours.

Lima Memorial is proud of its tradition of serving the health needs of Wapakoneta and Auglaize County. We are humbled by the community’s support and trust.  We look forward to a night of showcasing the great city of Wapakoneta to our Lima Memorial friends and business partners at the 2016 Journey to Remember event. 

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About the Foundation


About the Lima Memorial Foundation

WE BELIEVE

About the Foundation


About the Lima Memorial Foundation

WE BELIEVE

We believe our community deserves access to world-class health care and the tools to live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why the Lima Memorial Foundation takes an active role in advancing the health of our community through philanthropy. When you contribute to the Lima Memorial Foundation, you’re making an investment in the health of your family, friends and neighbors. Your gift helps Lima Memorial Health System continue to provide outstanding health care as community health needs evolve.

Over the years, the Foundation has been the catalyst for bringing revolutionary technology and enhancements to the Lima community.  Most recently, in 2014, the Foundation contributed the funds needed to purchase the da Vinci® surgical robot. A leader surgical robotic care, Lima Memorial responded quickly to the overwhelming demand for these services as it considered purchasing a second robot. In 2015, the Lima Memorial Foundation invested the needed $1.8 million to purchase a second da Vinci® robot surgical system. This investment resulted in greater access to care and was a key factor in recruiting top-notch surgeons to our medical community.

Even as Lima Memorial ranked top in the nation for infection prevention, the health system wanted to raise the bar even higher. Through community support, the Lima Memorial Foundation provided the funding needed to purchase two Tru-D SmartUVC disinfecting robots. This innovative technology effectively eliminates all germs and provides for a safe, germ-free environment.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide comprehensive health services and improve the quality of life in our community. We invite you to join us on our journey to continue to shape the future of health care in our region. The gift you give now will make a difference in the care we deliver in the future. Together, we will continue to advance the health of our great community.

Board of Directors

The Lima Memorial Foundation is comprised of community leaders and Lima Memorial Health System representatives committed to providing leadership in the acquisition, management and distribution of philanthropic gifts. They also provide fiduciary responsibility for funds raised.

Scott Shutt, Chairman
VP / GM, Kewpee Hamburgers

Eric Wiechart, Vice Chairman
Owner, All Service Glass

Robert Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer, Lima Memorial Health System

Walt Elrod, MD
Medical Director, Emergency Services

James Meredith
Retired Attorney

Rafael Nivar, MD
Pathologist

Karen Phillips
Board President, Lima Memorial Auxiliary

Steve Romey
Attorney

Kermit Stroh
Retired Business Owner

Mike Swick
President / CEO, Lima Memorial Health System

Bill Timmermeister
Owner, Lima Auto Mall

Jan von der Embse
Director of Trust Services, Superior Federal Credit Union

Lynn Carpenter
Executive Director, Lima Memorial Foundation

 

 

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Fund A Need


Revolutionizing Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Options

FUND A NEED

Fund A Need


Revolutionizing Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Options

FUND A NEED

Facing the possibility of a health crisis, coupled with the complicated choices in diagnostic and treatment options can be overwhelming. Lima Memorial Health System is committed to bringing revolutionary diagnostic lung cancer technology to the region to greatly impact the fight against cancer. The Foundation has committed to funding the half million dollar investment to bring this lifesaving technology to our community.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. Most often, lung cancer is diagnosed when symptoms present. At this point, the cancer is at an advanced state with a five-year survival rate of only 15 percent. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Finding lung cancer early dramatically improves survival rates.

The game changer came in 2015 when Medicare began recognizing the benefits of a lifesaving lung screening exam with the use of low-dose CT technology. Lima Memorial was the first in the area to offer these exams to our community, knowing that early detection saves lives. Simultaneously, we invested $6.1 million dollars into the Lima Memorial Cancer Institute at the Medical Park, further solidifying our commitment to improve the health and well-being of our community and especially those affected by cancer. We continue to seek cutting-edge technology to aid in the fight against cancer. That’s why this year, with community support, Lima Memorial will introduce new lung diagnostic technology to the region.  Similar to GPS (Global Positioning System) technology, this new technology creates a three-dimensional virtual “roadmap” of the lungs from the patient’s CT-scan that enables the physician to steer a unique set of catheters through the lungs to reach the targeted lesions in a minimally invasive manner. Now, lesions that once had to be painfully watched for changes, or accessed through techniques with potentially high complication rates, can be safely and effectively accessed for definitive diagnostic purposes. 

As lung cancer screening initiatives increase and we find more suspicious lung nodules, it is especially critical to provide minimally invasive diagnostic options earlier so patients can receive treatment sooner and have better chances of long-term survival. We are at a crucial time where our diagnostic and surgical technologies have advanced to a level where there could be a significant shift in patient outcomes, and many patients will go on to lead long, active and healthy lives after a lung cancer diagnosis, which was almost unheard of even 10 years ago.

Source:  American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2016. Retrieved from: http://www.cancer.org/research/cancerfactsstatistics/cancerfactsfigures2016/

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Wapakoneta History


Wapakoneta History

 

Wapakoneta History


Wapakoneta History

 

Wapakoneta, Ohio, is a proud city of 9,500-plus residents who enjoy a peaceful lifestyle in the developing west-central Ohio region. This charming history-infused town laid its roots in the 1780s with the establishment of a Shawnee settlement along the Auglaize River. The city’s original name, Waughpaughkonnetta, has evolved into the name we know today – Wapakoneta.

The Shawnee tribe residing here was ultimately removed from Ohio and sent to Kansas by 1832, opening up the land for settlement. Wapakoneta was officially platted in Allen County in 1833 and was later designated the county seat of the newly formed Auglaize County in early 1848. The town experienced a surge in growth and development with the arrival of the Dayton & Michigan Railroad in 1858. It soon became a leading shipping hub in this region of Ohio. By the late 1800s, Wapakoneta’s population grew immensely, and its industrial sector became more and more diversified—leading to the establishment of a thriving downtown district.

In 1969, Wapakoneta earned worldwide recognition after Neil Armstrong, a native son, became the first man to walk on the moon. This strong connection with the space program can be seen at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Other prominent residents from the community’s earliest days are memorialized through street names, and the preservation of many of Wapakoneta’s historic structures ensures the past will always be remembered. (Wapakoneta History, Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce 2013)

While Wapakoneta continues to embrace its historic hometown feel, it is also a progressive city that maintains a keen eye on the future. With excellent business opportunities, attractively priced homes and access to outstanding culture and recreation, Wapakoneta embodies the perfect balance of small-town living with big city amenities.

Source: “Wapakoneta History.” Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce. ©2013|Handcrafted by Anchor 77. Powered by Wordpress. Retrieved from: http://www.wapakoneta.com/discover/history/

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Thank You


Making An Impact

Thank You


Making An Impact

 

Presenting Sponsors

Tuttle Construction, Inc.
Touchstone CPM

Executive Sponsors

PNC Bank
S & S Volvo

Signature Sponsors

Superior Credit Union
Mike & Danette Swick

Premier Sponsors

All Service Glass
 Dr. Rafael & Virginia Nivar
Lima Memorial Hospital
Lima Memorial Physicians
Marshall & Melhorn
Peterson Construction
ProMedica
Radisphere
Shremshock
United Collection Bureau

Major Sponsors

CDW Healthcare & Cisco
Childers Media Group
FirstMerit Corporation
 HART, Inc.
Kewpee Hamburgers
Smith-Boughan Mechanical
The Cheap Sign Company

Ace Sponsors

Armor Fire Protection
Bob & Debbie Armstrong
Cappie Sportswear
Covidean / Medtronic
Cowan Realtors
 Delta Sleep
 Emergency Physicians of Northwest Ohio
Hylant & Coverys
LuLu's Diner
MetoKote
Dennis Morris, DPM
Dr. Ron & Ann Pohl
PROforma
Rhodes State College
Sidney Electric
Sodexo
St. Marys Chrysler
TeamHealth
Dr. Kha & Yen Tran

Partner Sponsors

Allied Environmental Services
American Trim
Mike & Lynn Carpenter
Citizens
CTL Engineering
John & Gina Fischbach
G.A. Wintzer & Son Company
Halker Drywall
Hartland
HCF Management
Husky Energy
iHeartMedia
Innovative Office Solutions
Korda
 Lima Pallet Company
Longmeier Printing and Advertising
MedAssets+Precyse
Ohio Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeons
Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio
Paramount & Health Management Solutions
PERRY proTECH
Plante Moran
Rea & Associates
Rudolph Foods
Schindler Elevator
State Bank
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals,Inc.
T & D Interiors
The Lima News
University of Northwestern Ohio
Jeff & Elizabeth Utz
Waibel Energy Systems
Your Hometown Lima Stations

Gold Sponsor

Frost Roofing

Friends

In Memory of "Bud" Yingling - Giffin & Hoerner Families
Mayor David Berger
Parking Solutions
Sielschott, Walsh, Keifer & Regula CPAs, Inc.
Walmart
Ward Apparel

DJ, Lighting & Photo Booth Sponsor

Fox Entertainment – Drew Fox

Flower & Foliage Sponsor

The Flower Loft – Brian Joseph

Shopping Spree Raffle Sponsor

Von's Diamonds and Jewelry
 


 

Cheryl Wayman - Ambassador
American Trim
Amy Kentner and Road Runner Enterprise
Armstrong Air and Space Museum
Bruce Campbell & Dorothy Thompson
CTL Engineering
Frost Roofing
G.A. Wintzer & Son Co.
J. Maries Wood Fired Kitchen
Jaws, Paws & Claws
John & Pat Johnson
Lincoln Family Practice
Mayor Stinebaugh & Former Mayor Wittwer
MicroMed / FUJIFILM
Miller's Textile Services
Minster Bank
Scott and Tori Nuttle
Peterson Construction
Don and Paula Reese
Todd & Lynn Schaub
Judge Mark & Stephanie Spees
St. Marys Chrysler
Kermit & Mary Ellen Stroh
Stroh Johnson & Company, LLP
Superior Credit Union
Carl & Denise Wintzer
Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce
Wapakoneta Rotary


Wapakoneta Friends

21st Century Kitchens & Interiors
Auglaize Antique Mall
Auglaize Family Dental - Kenneth Jackson, DDS
Binkley Real Estate
Bowersock Signs-N-Lines
Casa Chic
ClouStudio
Culligan Water
Dad’s Toy Shop
Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership
Edward Jones - Chad Metzger
eXtreme Dance Center - Ton-of-Fun Tumbling
Four Seasons Dance Shoppe
Glacier Hill Lakes
Heartland Animal Clinic, LLC
Holiday Inn Express - Wapakoneta
Cheryl & Don Hurley
Interior Motifs
Jean Thomas Designs
Karen Tullis
Koenig Insurance
LaGrande Pizza
Marley’s
Merritt Real Estate Professionals
Dr. Tyra Meyer
Miracles on Mane
Moon Florist
Otterbein Cridersville
Pusheta Creek Steaks
Relics
Riverside Art Center
Rovals
The Dance Centre'
Thrifty Treasures
Village Green Floral and Garden Center
Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council
Wapakoneta Athletic Club
Wapakoneta Country Club
Wapakoneta Sertoma Club
Wapakoneta WaterPark
Williams Tax Service
Windward Aviation Solutions, LLC
Wonderfully Made Boutique

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The journey to JOURNEY


Behind The Scenes

The journey to JOURNEY


Behind The Scenes

Follow our journey and get to see a behind the scenes look at the making of the 2016 JOURNEY TO THE MOON.