| Austin Nelson

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SNL comes to RMC

Published 12:06pm Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Every year, the staff at Russell Medical Center kicks off their United Way Campaign with a cast of characters parade.

This year, characters from classic Saturday Night Live sketches paraded around the hospital asking for donations. Hans and Franz, Roseanne Roseannadanna, Spartan Cheerleaders, the church lady, Blues Brothers, Chippendales, Festrunk brothers, Stuart Smalley, Gumby, Linda Richman and Garth and Wayne were present for the event.

“We have been throughout the whole hospital,” said RMC President Jim Peace, who was dressed as Hans.

Peace said in the past, the cast of character parade has had such themes as Toy Story characters, Disney characters, Liberty or American characters and the Fantastic Four. This year, however, was the best so far, Peace said.

“They have really gotten into it,” Peace said. “It is hot and a little tiresome, but it is so much fun, and it’s for a great cause.”

This year, RMC has set a $90,000 fundraising goal, and Peace expects to exceed that goal.