GEMS Goes Back to the 80’s – Eye of the Tiger


Greenwich EMS is hosting its annual fundraising event on Friday, April 5th at Greenwich Country Day School at 6:30pm.

GEMS is thrilled to expand its partnership with Greenwich Country Day School this year by transforming its dining area into an 80s dance party to celebrate the lifesaving work that the organization does for the Town every day.

Janet Poillon, William Hood, Tara Restieri. Photo courtesy GEMS

The evening will kick off with Greenwich’s very own DJ April Larken, followed by dinner and dancing with 80s cover band, Jessie’s Girl. Jessie’s Girl has performed at the GEMS event for the past two years and their fun and festive performance encourages guests to unleash the eye of the tiger, put on high tops, tease their hair, and bring back the magic of the 1980s.

Proceeds from the evening will support GEMS’s capital needs, which directly supports every Greenwich citizen, school, and business in Town. Tickets begin at $375 per person with sponsorship opportunities ranging from $500 to $25,000. During the event, guests will be encouraged to donate to help GEMS.

Local merchants have made generous donations towards the event to help ensure its success and to signal how vital GEMS is to the community. GEMS thanks the following businesses for their support: Baywater Properties, Bessemer Trust, Brescome Barton Inc, BoxCar Cantina, Coldwell Banker Realty, Cummings & Lockwood, Eastford Fire & Rescue, Famille, First Bank of Greenwich, Fleet Auto, Greenwich Communities, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich Physical Therapy, Greenwich Water Club, Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, Lampe-Batkin Associates, Launch Career Strategies, Murphy Brothers Contracting, Next Level Private, Peak Wellness, PepsiCo, Roost, Sebass Events, Threads &
Treads, Whitman Breed, and William Hood & Company.

To purchase tables, tickets or join this prestigious list of local businesses, visit

GEMS began operations in 1986 as an independent, non-profit organization. It has received ongoing statewide recognition for its demanding professional standards, a system design that assures rapid responses, innovative technology, excellent training opportunities, and
comprehensive community outreach programs.

GEMS is not a department or arm of Town government, but rather an independent provider of emergency medical services pursuant to a contract with the Town. GEMS pays for all its capital needs through fundraising efforts, thus saving the Town more than $12 million since
its inception more than 37 years ago. For more information visit