Every year PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation hosts a Gala that is fit for royalty. This year was no different with their themed ‘Star of Wonder’ Gala. The Expo Center was decked out in such beautiful simplicity that you felt as if you had been transformed to a wonderland with help from Three Rivers Audio Visual. They had a record breaking year that sold out every seat to top 450 guests… the largest event the Expo Center has ever hosted! The event started with their silent auction, flowed into a live auction at dinner catered by Summerland Catering, rounded out with the ever-amazing raffle item presented by Gallery of Diamonds and ended with a the rip roaring Claudia Knauer and the Jumptown Big Band.
This year the gala raised money to benefit our Cardiology Program at PeaceHealth St John Medical Center. The St John cardiology dept has grown to six staff cardiologists and one nurse practioner since 2010. Their clinic volumes have increased, their cath labs are busy, and the door to balloon time is record breaking. They are proud and thrilled to share in the success with their community that has helped this program grow.
And what a success the gala was for the Cardiology Program! Raising a record breaking $235K they stated, “We're grateful, thankful, delighted, and awed by the outpouring of community support for our cardiac services at the "Star of Wonder" fundraising gala. The gorgeous room was filled to capacity with generosity and love, and the PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation is in "wonder" at the $235k raised to enhance cardiac care for us all!’
I’m so excited to see how they will top it next year… if that’s possible!
A huge applause to the many key participants that made this happen – Cathy Barr and her Staff at the Foundation: Tara Haas, Alaina Hartley & Candace Hickey, Cherelle Montanye – Chief Administrative Officer of PeaceHealth St John Medical Center and Patricia J. Peterson & Stephen Jones as Event Chairs and the Event Committee: Charity Albright, Susan Barnes, Paula Biwer, Karen Boehm, Maila Cadd, Janice Carter, Jackie Evans, Sharon Gibb, Sr. Anne Hayes, Arleen Hubble, Ila Huster, Julie Kendall, Pauline Kirchner, Savan Kong, Sue Lane, Cal Lantz, Beth Laufer, Angie Leppert, Colleen Macaulay, Kathleen McCool & Katee Snair.
And we would like to thank all of the sponsors that help make this event happen:
Patricia J Peterson, MD & Stephen Jones, Don & Clara Lemmons, The Kirchner Foundation, Bill & Karen Boehm, Eric & Amy Brudi, Evans-Kelly Family Foundation, C’s Photography, The Gallery of Diamonds, Tom & Arleen Hubble, Verona Lynam, The Montanye/Triggs Family, Doug & Kathryn Stafford, PKA Architects, WestRock Co., Mark & Beth Laufer, Kathleen McCool & Kevin Williquette, Adult Care Placement, Tom Branch & Kim Hodgkinson, Bill & Judie Wilson, Roger & Judy Allen, Gary & Paulene Mellema, Quest Diagnostics, Ann Wright, Samuel & Linda Baird, Bill & Cathy Bakkamus, Dan Evans & Sharon Bergman, David & Veronika Minthorn, Dr. Mark & Karen Thorson, Tom & Susan Barnes, Richard & Mary McCool, Warren & Marybeth Tyler, Dennis Webber & Kris McElory-Webber
And of course, every person who came to the ‘Star of Wonder’ Gala to support St John Foundation and your community! #fundraising #gala #stjohnfoundation