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Published on February 17, 2010

Mercy Medical Center Stirs up Donations for JDRF at HuHot Fundraising Event

Employees at Mercy Medical Center will grill food and assist with duties in the dining room at HuHot Mongolian Grill, Lindale Mall, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m., to earn donations for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The effort is part of HuHot's fundraising program, Helping Hands-Mercy provides the "hands" and the restaurant "helps" by supporting JDRF by donating:

  • 10 percent of HuHot's sales during the event
  • 100 percent of the cooks' tip jar donations

The Mercy volunteers are part of the Mercy Medical Center Crazy Clowns team (led by Steve Dodson, Cardiovascular Radiology Technologist) who will participate in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes' Greatest Walk on Earth at Westdale Mall on Feb. 27. The 45 team members primarily come from the following Mercy departments: Cath Lab, Cath Lab Recovery Bay, EP Lab and Non-Invasive Cardiology/Pulmonary Rehab. Approximately 25 volunteers will help with the HuHot event. Funds raised at HuHot will be divided among those who participate and be applied to their personal goals for the JDRF Walk, as well as tallied into the team's total number of dollars raised.

The more customers who dine, the more money Mercy raises for JDRF. The public is encouraged to dine at HuHot during this event to support JDRF.

Last year, more than 21 teams from Mercy (about 380 walkers) raised more than $20,000 for JDRF by participating in the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. The Cath Lab team, led by team captain Steve Dodson, raised more than $7,445 in 2009.

Tim Charles, President & CEO of Mercy Medical Center, currently serves as the Corporate Chairman of this year's JDRF Walk.

Event Details

What: Mercy Medical Center volunteers raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by cooking and helping in the dining room at HuHot Mongolian Grill.

Where: HuHot Mongolian Grill, Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids

When: Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Who: The public is encouraged to dine at HuHot. The more who dine, the more money is raised.

Why: To raise money for JDRF.