Donors Give Record $141,000 at HRH Foundation TREASURES
Record attendance of over 480 people at the Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation's TREASURES charity event Saturday, June 9, resulted in record giving of $141,000 to advance surgical and trauma services in eastern Montana.
"What an incredible evening with such a prominent spirit of community and pride," said HRH Foundation Executive Director Jackie Muri, CGPA, MSL. "What our generous donors have made possible through their support of surgical and trauma care will directly impact the fabric of our community and the region."
The evening's cruise ship theme attracted people of all ages from across the region to advance surgical and trauma services in the community and region. The evening included a formal five-course gourmet dinner prepared by renowned chefs and served by 40 waiters from the Montana Rib & Chop House. The five-star entertainment featuring John Scalia, who tried out for the hit TV show The Voice and the DW! Band featured were incredibly entertaining and lauded as "the best band I've ever heard" by many in attendance.
One of the most touching aspects of the evening included the stories and introductions of two eastern Montana families – the Katie & Scott Donnelly family and Arla Jeanne & Bill Murray family – who are walking proof of the importance of high-quality surgical and trauma services for our community. Gwen Wacker, event planning chair and HRH board member, commented, "The local families' stories put a living and breathing face on what we are accomplishing daily with our surgical and emergency care project and why it matters for all of us in eastern Montana."
The very lively and entertaining charity auction included live, silent, and online bidding on over 75 items donated by local, statewide, and national donors. The auction was a significant part of the evening's success bringing in over $73,000
Jean Tally of Miles City won the $2,700 diamond ring from John Stockhill Jewelers, Tracey Gierke won $1000 in the auction lottery to spend on the live and silent auction, and Miles City's Ben Phipps won the ultimate cruise vacation package for 2 gifted by Yellowstone Pathology Institute.
Record attendance at the event was comprised of people from Miles City and outlying communities. "We're pleased to have regional attendance for TREASURES as surgical and trauma services at Holy Rosary reach people in a 13-county area of eastern Montana," added Holy Rosary Healthcare CEO Paul Lewis. "The number of people we care for in our surgery center and ER continues to grow each year. We understand the importance of high-quality care to the people of this region, and Holy Rosary is pleased to be growing a more comprehensive and state-of-the-art program all the time."
Auction results and related materials are available at the HRH Foundation website: www.hrhfoundation.com.
Muri concluded: "We're thrilled that we could share TREASURES with so many people and celebrate the progress that our donors are making happen. Thanks to all who are making a difference for local projects and solutions that matter most right here at home."
The Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c3 charity organization working with donor-investors to make a lasting difference toward programs, services, and solutions enhancing eastern Montana Healthcare. The HRH Foundation may be reached at 406.233.2604, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at Holy Rosary Healthcare at 2600 Wilson Street in Miles City.
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