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Cheesegrater Triathlon Danbana Dash donates $5,000 to the WW Health Foundation

Western Wisconsin Health (WW Health) is excited to announce that the Cheesegrater Danbana Dash presented a check for $5,000 to the foundation. The funds are designated to be used for mental health needs in the region. 

The Cheesegrater Danbana Dash is an annual fundraising event put on by Wanda and Terry Blaedorn in collaboration with Paul Gerbec and Kelly Brenna. This fundraiser is put on in memory of their sons Corey and Dan who both lost their lives to suicide. The funds are raised in order to create awareness of suicide prevention and are distributed locally to various organizations. “We want to get the word out about suicide prevention so that no other family has to endure the pain that we are going through with the loss of Corey and Dan,” stated Wanda Blaedorn. The Cheesegrater Danbana Dash will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the River Falls, WI American Legion. This year the event will include a 5K Run/Walk, silent auction, and basket raffle, with live music throughout the day. Learn more about the Cheesegrater Danbana Dash at cheesegratertriathlon.com.

The funds donated to the foundation will be used towards mental health needs of WW Health patients, including mental health and crisis transportation, funding for behavioral health services and insurance deductibles, and helping to develop a teen resiliency program in the Baldwin-Woodville School District.

WW Health is located in Baldwin, WI and offers comprehensive health and wellness services, including preventive care, behavioral health, primary care, emergency care, advanced surgical procedures, integrative health, orthopedic services, rehabilitation services, women’s health, and a fitness center and therapeutic pool.

The WW Health Behavioral Health team consists of four psychiatric professionals (two psychiatric nurse practitioners and two psychiatrists), two psychologists, and six behavioral health counselors. Our behavioral health team provides child, adolescent, individual, family, couples, and marital therapy services.

Learn more about WW Health at wwhealth.org.

Pictured: Left to Right: Wanda and Terry Blaedorn, Kelly Brenna, Paul Gerbec, Alison Page, WW Health CEO, Dr. Christopher Babbitt , WW Health Director of Behavioral Health & Psychologist, Amanda Gustafson, WW Health Director of Community Relations.

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