SOMC staff featured in ‘DWTS’-style charity event

Wendi Waugh

Dr. John Turjoman

Dr. John Turjoman

Southern Ohio Medical Center will be well represented in the Red Cross’ first annual Dancing with Our Stars competition.

Dr. Nathan Bennington and Wendi Waugh, director of the SOMC Cancer Center and Community Health and Wellness, will both be featured as ‘stars’ in the competition. Dr. John Turjoman and Life Center Group Fitness Supervisor Debbie Kielmar will be participating as professional dancers.

The event, which is modeled after the hit television show ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ is a

Debbie Kielmar

Dr. Nathan Bennington

fundraiser for the Red Cross and will be held at the SOMC Friends Community Center. It will take place on March 22 at 7:30pm and will be hosted by SOMC President and CEO Randy Arnett.

“With the current economic crisis and unusual weather patterns, we need support now more than ever to raise funds for those in time of need,” Red Cross Director Mary Arnzen said. “The Red Cross is not a government funded agency, so we rely completely on support from the communities we serve.

“We really value the contributions we receive and we strive to spend the money we receive wisely,” Arnzen added. “In fact, ninety-one cents of every donor dollar goes to direct services, and 97% of our workforce is made up of volunteers.”

Wendi Waugh will be partnered with Dan Gray, while Dr. John Turjoman will dance alongside Amy Oberling Hassel. Dr. Nathan Bennington and Debbie Kielmar are partnered with each other.

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