Trying to decide what to give a loved one for Christmas? Consider giving them tickets to the SRMC Foundation’s 2013 Modern Beginnings Gala. Money raised during the event will enable the medical center to upgrade anesthesia equipment for the Maternal/Child Health Services Department.
“Anesthesia machines provide a lifeline to patients by providing oxygen and delivering precise amounts of anesthetic gases to the patient to keep them asleep during surgery,” said SRMC Foundation Director Sissy Grantham. “It monitors blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, temperature, and respirations. This is essential equipment for our patients and their precious little ones.“
This 21st annual fundraiser event will be held Feb. 22, 2013, at the Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton. Volunteers from throughout Robeson County have been working to make this black-tie affair a memorable evening.
Chairpersons for the gala are Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Walters and Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Walters. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 671-5583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The birth of a child is an experience filled with so many emotions,” said event co-chair Stacey Walters. “Through the upgraded equipment purchased using funds raised during this event, we hope to make the experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible for new mothers and their babies. Our hope for the 2013 Gala is to see familiar faces who have generously supported past gala efforts to fulfill great needs of our community hospital system but also new supporters to advocate for our hospital’s foundation and their valuable efforts.”
“We couldn’t be more honored to chair this year’s gala,”said event co-chair Heather Walters. “Our intentions with the Modern Beginnings gala are to incorporate the exciting changes at the future, Southeastern Health; to launch the SRMC Foundation’s new era of giving; as well as invoke great support for this year’s cause, which is equipping Maternal /Child Health Services with anesthesia equipment. We realize without the continued support of our community this couldn’t happen.”
n Amanda L. Crabtree is Public Relations coordinator for Southeastern Regional Medical Center.