Eivind & Hans Benefit Children’s National Hospital Center

Norwegian Ambassador Wegger. & Rvd. Cecilie Strommen with Eivind Bjerke
Mary Bird
Norwegian Ambassador Wegger. & Rvd. Cecilie Strommen with Eivind Bjerke

The sun shone down on May 12 as guests joined Eivind Bjerke and his son-in-law Hans Kalset to inaugurate their stunningly redecorated hair salon in upper Georgetown in support of Children’s National Medical Center. In acknowledgement, Eivind quipped “I’m happy to see many big wigs tonight.” He gave special thanks to underwriter Amb. Julie Finley and Diana Goldberg, whom he dubbed “the Queen of Children’s Hospital.” Ambassador Strommen of Norway was clearly pleased to honor a Norwegian business east of North Dakota or Minnesota. All proceeds will go to the hospital’s Cancer Medical Care Fund supporting medications that families might otherwise not be able to afford. A former patient, Kate Kiernam, now a junior at Stoneridge, spoke of the wonderful care she had received. It was an elegant evening.

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May 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM Susan Hardwicke, Ph.D.

Great photos! It was a perfect day in Georgetown for the event and your coverage was superb.

The funds raised will go to direct care for the children who are patients, and as a cancer survivor, I have personal experience with the healing power of care.

Eivind and Hans have given a great deal of their personal time and professional expertise to helping patients directly.

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