Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
The local hospital is planning to bring back the party atmosphere
By Corey Pride / Cpride@losbanosenterprise.com
The local hospital is planning to bring back the party atmosphere of the 1920s to assist in the fight against breast cancer.
The Memorial Hospital Los Banos Foundation will hold the "Roaring Twenties Affair" gala from 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 3 at the Los Banos Community Center, 645 Seventh St. The foundation's committee, made up of 17 committee members, is hoping to raise $50,000 for digital mammography equipment.
"Our goal for this year's gala is to raise funds to purchase a digital mammography unit for our imaging department. Digital mammography is a life-saving technology that is greatly needed in the Los Banos community in order to improve women's health and services. It is thanks to the generous donations that we receive that allow us to continue to provide state-of-the-art medical technology and advancements for our local community," said Richard Liszew-ski, Memorial Hospital Los Banos chief executive officer.
The gala, which is the hospital's biggest fundraising event each year, includes silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing and a live band. This year the group Run 4 Cover will perform rock 'n' roll cover tunes.
Michelle Marchese, the hospital's philanthropy coordinator, said the committee chose the 1920s theme for the event.
"We thought there's so much you can do with the decorations and maybe we can have people dress in the attire from the period, like the flapper dresses for women."
Tickets for the gala are $125. Marchese said the price went up this year because it cost more to put on the event. There hasn't been a ticket price increase in nine years, according to Marchese.
Between 250 and 300 people are expected to attend the gala.
To purchase tickets, contact Marchese at Memorial Hospital Los Banos at (209) 826-0591.
Enterprise reporter Corey Pride can be reached at (209) 388-6563 or by email at email@example.com.