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HHS Secretary Donna Shalala (second from r) visited the Clinical Center at noon Nov. 18 to take part in a CFC fundraiser involving country line dancing. On hand at the hoedown for charity in the hospital's 14th floor assembly hall were (from l) Walter Jones, CC deputy director for management/operations; CC director Dr. John Gallin; former Redskin Jeff Bostic, who was honored for his work with NIH charities; and Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, NIH deputy director.

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HHS Secretary Donna Shalala (left) speaks briefly to some 150 NIH'ers who paid a nominal fee to take a country line dancing lesson with her in the 14th floor assembly hall Nov. 18; proceeds benefit the NIH-related charities in the Combined Federal Campaign.

The informal fundraiser netted more than $750. A giant check for $45,000 is presented to Special Love-Camp Fantastic, the Friends of the Clinical Center and the R&W Foundation by Jack Hanson (l), representing General Electric's Elfun Society, which helped R&W sponsor the Jeff Bostic Celebrity Golf Tournament last spring. Bostic (second from l), former Redskin center, waves a cowboy hat to the crowd along with CC director Dr. John Gallin (second from r) and Randy Schools, R&W general manager.

Shalala, sporting a Stetson, learns a dance.


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