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OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center slates Snowball 2016 benefiting oncology services


Photos of co-hosts, Mr. Ajay and Dr. Niru Pathak, left, and Dr. Cliff and Kathy Martin, right.

ALTON — Tickets are available for OSF Saint Anthony’s 57th Annual Snow Ball Dinner Dance, set for Saturday, Nov. 19, in The Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College.

pathak ajay wifemartin cathy cliffThe black-tie optional event will be hosted by Ajay and Dr. Niru Pathak and Dr. Cliff and Kathy Martin. Ajay Pathak is president and CEO of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center and Cliff Martin serves as vice president of OSF Saint Anthony’s Physician Group.

Sponsored by OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation, this year’s event features entertainment by The Charles Glenn Group, of St. Louis. Glen has utilized both his strong vocal and percussion talents as the opening act for such national groups as Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis and the News, and the Allman Brothers. He performs the National Anthem at various St. Louis sporting events.

Tickets for the Snow Ball are $100 per person with a complimentary cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner and a cash bar. Proceeds from the Snow Ball benefit OSF Saint Anthony’s commitment to furthering cancer services.

As part of this year’s event, premium baskets will be offered by members of the Snow Ball Committee; committee members include: Monica Bristow, Rene Butler, Dee Cairns, Sue Fitzgerald, Barb Hinson, Earline Hopkins, Jeana Hutchinson, Deb Kasten, David Knowles, Mary Jo Kratschmer, Robin Long, Erma Maloney, Kathy Martin, Lee McRaven, Liz Nelson, Cherie Schmidt, Susie Sweetman and Diane Schuette.

This year’s major sponsors (to date) include: Greensfelder Hemker & Gale P.C.; Helmkamp Construction; Kane Mechanical; Ajay and Dr. Niru Pathak; Schumacher Group; Wegman Electric; Wells Fargo Advisors; Werts Welding; Clinical Radiologists; Dr. Cliff and Kathy Martin, Bob and Rosie Howard; Intensivo, LLC; Mid-America Outdoor Advertising; The Pioneer Newspaper and T&P Incentives.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available; to make reservations for seating or sponsorship, call OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation at (618) 463-5168 or visit

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