Greenwich Hospital will hold its annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, October 24 to support the award-winning oncology services available to patients with cancer. Last year, cancer patients sought those services at Smilow Cancer Hospital/Greenwich Hospital Campus on more than 38,500 occasions.
“Cancer can strike at any time. It does not discriminate based on age, wealth or ethnicity,” noted hospital president, Norman G. Roth, “Until we can cure this disease and save every life touched by it, we will continue to invest in the latest tests and treatments, hire expert and compassionate caregivers and give everyone in our community their best chance at recovery. Community support such as the funds raised by the Gala will help us do that.”
The major fundraising event will take place at Greenwich Country Club starting at 6 pm. Television journalist and author, Joan Lunden, will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies.
Lunden, a breast cancer survivor and Greenwich resident, received treatment for the disease at Greenwich Hospital last year. During the evening ceremonies, Terry Betteridge, CEO of Betteridge jewelers will receive The President’s Award for his years of unwavering support for Greenwich Hospital.
“It is my honor to be a part of this important event supporting oncology services at Greenwich Hospital” said Lunden, who has been cancer-free since May. ”I couldn’t have asked for a better team of doctors, nurses and staff than I found at Greenwich Hospital. They were my teachers, my cheerleaders and my friends. I can’t thank them enough.”
Gala co-chairs Sabrina Raquet, Mary Rolla and Jennifer Seidel have selected OCEAN as the theme for this year’s décor, which will be masterfully created by designer Reed McIlvaine of Renny & Reed Floral and Event Designs in New York. With the help of a committee of volunteers, they are planning a black tie evening of elegance and surprise which will include silent, live and fine wine auctions with lively entertainment provided by Billy Stone Band/Hank Lane Music.
Some of the exquisite auction items for sale include a $10,000 Robert Coin shopping spree at Lux, Bond and Green; a package from Richards that includes two tickets to the Narcisco Rodriguez February fashion show plus $5,000 in certificates to shop at Richards, a $2,000 Lela Rose gift certificate and more; a 18K gold bracelet with 800 brilliant cut diamonds donated by Betteridge; a rare, vintage Gűbelin of Switzerland silver and brass table clock donated by Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry, LLC; a weeklong stay slopeside in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and a custom putting green for your own grounds.
Comprehensive care for cancer patients and their families
According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. The award-winning oncology services provided at the Smilow Cancer Hospital/Greenwich Hospital Campus help patients and their loved ones navigate the challenging steps from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and survivorship. Our nationally recognized team of surgeons, physicians and clinicians deliver advanced care using the latest, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology with skill and compassion. Greenwich Hospital is the only hospital in the state to offer IORT, a revolutionary new radiation treatment for women with early stage breast cancer. Patients have access to the newest generation linear accelerator, 3D tomosynthesis mammography, 4D stereotactic body radiation therapy, advanced chemotherapy infusion, minimally invasive surgical techniques and genetic screening. In addition, the affiliation with the Smilow Cancer Hospital provides unique access to world class cancer specialists, research and national clinical trials. Breast cancer survival rates at the hospital’s Breast Center surpass those of the nation.
Greenwich Hospital gratefully acknowledges Gala sponsors Acqua Panna, Betteridge, Conair, ENCON Heathing, A/C & Energy Solutions, Fairfield County Look, Greenwich Magazine, Lux, Bond & Green, Perrier, Richards of Greenwich, S. Pellegrino, Serendipity Magazine, Shreve, Crump & Low, Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry & Objects and Yale New Haven Health.
Tickets to the October 24 Gala are available at a variety of levels. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact the Special Events team at (203) 863-3865, by email [email protected] or on our website.