The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Stars & Scrubs Gala was enjoyed by 700 guests on May 26 at the Nottawasaga Inn.
This year’s event built on the momentum from the overwhelming success of the 2016 Gala, which raised approximately $500,000 with net proceeds going directly to support the purchase of critical equipment needs at the hospital.
Gala Chair Krista Tomini commented about the event, “The Stars & Scrubs Hospital Gala is an elegant evening that celebrates sponsors, donors, physicians, nurses, hospital staff and committed volunteers who are truly the stars of our community.”
The Foundation was thrilled to welcome back to the event the very entertaining Kevin Frankish as the evening’s host. Frankish is Co-Host of Breakfast Television and has helped elevate the CTV Toronto morning show to the number one spot in Southern Ontario with two million viewers weekly. With his trademark suspenders and quick wit, he has a loyal early morning following and has been repeatedly recognized for his career achievements and community involvement including participating once again with the Hospital Gala. Joining Kevin on stage was returning auctioneer Don Reinhart, who is the fast-talking auctioneer extraordinaire from Storage Wars Canada. New to the event was the dynamic band Parkside Drive who serenaded guests with soulful jazz and later in the evening had everyone on their feet with hit covers from the 80s to today’s music.
Those attending not only enjoyed a magical night but most importantly had the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of residents in our community.
The core of all of Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation’s work is the health and well-being of its patients in the communities it serves. Originally equipped to handle 7,000 annual visits, the Emergency Department sees over 35,000 patients annually and is a top performer in terms of low wait times consistently in the province.
If you weren’t available to attend this remarkable event, you can still make a direct contribution to the quality of healthcare within our community by visiting www.transformingstevenson.ca