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Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital Valentine Dinner Dance Raises Record $20,300

Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital Valentine Dinner Dance Raises Record $20,300


Funds Support Day Kimball Hospital’s da Vinci Surgical Robotic System

The Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital (WBDKH) raised $20,300 at its annual Valentine Dinner Dance on February 10 held at Wright’s Mill Farm in Canterbury, CT. The funds will support the WBDKH’s $250,000 pledge to support Day Kimball Hospital’s da Vinci surgical robotic system. 

With an impressive turnout of approximately 110 attendees, including Woman’s Board members, DKH administrators and staff, sponsors, and community supporters, the event featured dinner, silent auction, raffles, and entertainment by John DonFrancisco of JDF Entertainment. 

"We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support we receive from the Woman’s Board,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “Their dedication and hard work are truly commendable, as demonstrated by the success of this year’s record-breaking event which I had the pleasure of attending. Their commitment to improving healthcare in our community is inspiring and essential in helping DKH to achieve its mission of improving the health and well-being of our community by providing the best medical care.” 

The funds raised from the Valentine Dinner Dance, combined with proceeds from the gift shop at Day Kimball Hospital and upcoming fundraising efforts will all contribute to fulfilling the WBDKH’s current pledge. 

Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital President, Valentine Iamartino praised the efforts of the fundraising chairs Linnea Sarantopolous, Arlene Baril, and Cheryl Medlyn, along with the Valentine’s Dinner Dance Committee, for orchestrating a remarkable event. “Thanks to the collective efforts and a surge in sponsorships, the Woman's Board was able to raise $20,300 to apply towards the group's current pledge of $250K for the daVinci Robotic Surgical System currently in use at the hospital.”

Since its inception in 1894, the Woman’s Board has remained dedicated to enhancing the quality and services of Day Kimball Hospital. Over the past century, it has raised nearly $2 million to support vital medical equipment needs, including the hospital’s first ambulance in the early 1900s.

For more information about the Woman’s Board of Day Kimball Hospital, visit

PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Woman's Board of Day Kimball Hospital pose for a group shot at a Valentine Dinner Dance held at Wright’s Mill Farm in Canterbury on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.


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