With summer half way over already, Minidoka Memorial Hospital continues to stay strong as ever in the events department. Our 12th Annual Ride for safety was held on July 3, 2012 with more than 360 helmets given to children. The attendance was amazing this year with just over 400 people attending the event where helmets were fitted on kids and bicycles decorated in every color imaginable. Thomas Cuisine provided hot dogs, chips, & beverages to everyone, and a big thank you goes out to Costco for donating yogurt creamies and Kathy for handing them out to everyone including staff at the hospital that couldn’t come out to the events. Over 50 kids rode their decorated bikes while wearing their helmets in the Annual 4th of July Parade.
The Minidoka Health Care Foundation just hosted its 14th Annual Golf Scramble at the Rupert Elks on July 12, 2012 with 31 teams participating. A wonderful steak lunch was provided after the tournament from Thomas Cuisine. Stryker Orthopedics came in 1st place. Tammy Hanks, Foundation Director said although temperatures were extremely warm that day, that the tournament was a huge success and thanked the community for the excellent support they gave again this year. Money raised during this event as well as during the Annual Caring & Sharing Festival held every Thanksgiving Weekend goes right back into the hospital and community through grants and scholarships.