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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2016
Saratoga Hospital Summer Gala Raises $306,500
to benefit Saratoga Community Health Center
Record-breaking attendance of more than 1,000
The 34th Annual Summer Gala Committee
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, August 11, 2016—Saratoga Hospital’s 34th Annual Summer Gala raised $306,500 for Saratoga Community Health Center. With a theme of “Set Sail!”, the final turn out for this summer’s event was a record breaking 1,067 attendees.
Held August 3 at the Polo Meadow on the grounds of Saratoga Casino Hotel, the annual event is a major source of support for the Saratoga Community Health Center, the hospital-owned facility in downtown Saratoga Springs that provides primary care, dental, behavioral health, and diabetic eye care services for patients, regardless of their ability to pay. The annual event is a highlight of the Saratoga summer season and the Capital Region’s largest charitable auction.
“The response this year was incredible,” said Gala Co-chair Stephanie Collins. “It is such an honor to be a part of raising awareness and financial support for the health center. The entire team at the center are truly inspiring people. They strive to provide access to vital health services for thousands of people in our community. I am so pleased to see so many supporters join together for one evening to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that continues every day at the center.
Each year, nearly 100 volunteers help organize and staff the event, managed by the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital. More than 320 individuals and organizations donate auction items and provide underwriting support.
“Along with bringing so many people to the event, this year’s support from local business owners and community leaders demonstrates a remarkable level of confidence in the Hospital and its commitment to the patients and families who benefit from the Community Health Center’s services. It is truly humbling,” said Jennifer Perry, Co-chair of the Gala. “We want to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved, and especially to all of our volunteers working side-by-side with our committee members and the Foundation’s staff.”
For more information about the Saratoga Community Health Center, visit saratogacommunityhealthcenter.org, and for more information about the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, visit saratogahospitalfoundation.org.
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About Saratoga Hospital Foundation: Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. As such, the foundation secures, manages and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital and its affiliates. Over the years, the Foundation has raised more than $40 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information, visit www.saratogahospitalfoundation.org.
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