In an effort to continue promoting the well being and medical service of its community, the CRMC Foundation, hosted a Poker Run on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
About 20 area motorcycle enthusiast participated in the event.
Poker run stops included ‘The Last Stand’ in Willows, ‘Nancy’s Elk Horn Family Lodge’ in Elk Creek, ‘Squaw Creek Inn’ in Lodoga, and the ‘Maxwell Inn’ in Maxwell.
Community member, Verdo Werre, was instrumental in organizing the event.
The CRMC Foundation is a separate entity from the recently closed Colusa Regional Medical Center.
“We started over 20 years ago,” said CRMC Foundation Member, DeAnn Bressler, “we’ve been involved with the health care efforts of our community for quite some time.”
CRMC Foundation aided the Medical Center through community fundraising efforts for special projects that included the purchase of the mammogram machine, a new desk in the ICU, and updates to the maternity ward.
The group typically holds two fundraising events per year, ‘Ride for Life’ a bike-a-thon and ‘Swing for Life’ golf tournament.
“We want to stay involved with the community somehow; either by providing senior meals or expanding children health programs or some other medical related project,” said Bressler.
Bressler commented that the group is looking to change its name to match its newfound goals and to separate itself from the now closed medical facility.
“We want to serve our community still; though in other ways,” said Bressler.