Elegant Moroccan-themed Renaissance Ball sets Record for Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Elegant Moroccan-themed Renaissance Ball
sets fund-raising record for
Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation
Nearly 400 guests enjoyed an elegant black-tie evening to advance community health at the Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 14th annual Renaissance Ball on March 1. The Ball allowed guests to celebrate the numerous causes that the Foundation funds as well as to pay tribute to the generous sponsors and friends who support its work.
The Renaissance Ball steering committee selected the theme of an enchanted Moroccan evening, reminiscent of Casablanca, to create a warm environment on a cold winter evening. The memorable atmosphere was achieved through jewel tone colors, flickering candles, dramatic floral arrangements suspended from the ceiling and lattice-work urns displayed about the Grand Ballroom at the Embassy Suites in Independence. Guests were treated to a sumptuous meal with Moroccan touches, plus exotic entertainment, a live and silent auction full of exclusive items and dancing until midnight.
“The wonderfully successful fundraiser drew in 40 percent more money than the previous year’s, and those funds will be put to good use through the diverse causes that the Foundation supports,” says Marcia Ferguson, the Foundation’s executive director. These include physician care for underserved and uninsured persons, education for future nurses and scholarships for service-oriented high school seniors, support for hospital programs such and Hospice and the Cancer Center and provision of nutritious food for homebound older adults.
The service scholarships presented at the Renaissance Evening in prior years will be given at a separate event on May 22. The Foundation will award $1,000 scholarships to 10 local high school seniors, as well as one junior Auxilian representing Parma Hospital, who demonstrate service involvement and volunteerism in their communities.
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