2nd An­nual Moon­light Ball on the Hori­zon

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - New­port, VT

NorthCoun­try Hos­pi­tal’s sig­na­ture event, the Moon­light Ball, to ben­e­fit pa­tient care ini­tia­tives, is set to hap­pen for the sec­ond time, Fri­day, Septem­ber 20th in the Foeger Ball Room and on the Haynes Ter­race at Jay Peak Re­sort.

The pa­tient care ini­tia­tives fund was es­tab­lished to help con­nect pa­tients in need to the ser­vices that pro­vide them with the best con­tin­uum of care. The fund has pro­vided gas cards to those need­ing to make fre­quent trips for on­go­ing treat­ment, has helped cover co-pays and even phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals not cov­ered by in­sur­ance, spe­cial di­etary meal bars and pro­tein sup­ple­ments, com­pres­sion stock­ings, glu­come­ters, leas­ing of wheel­chairs and walk­ers and other med­i­cal needs.

“This fund has helped more than 50 pa­tients in the last quar­ter alone,” comment-

ed Di­rec­tor of De­vel­op­ment, Wendy Franklin. “The thank you notes I re­ceive from th­ese fam­i­lies re­ally de­scribes how this fund is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of our pa­tients. Some­times we have to make tough de­ci­sions on whether we are able to help a pa­tient. But it re­ally comes full cir­cle, when you re­al­ize a par­tic­u­lar pa­tient may have not gone for that im­por­tant di­ag­nos­tic test or be­gun treat­ment be­cause they didn’t have the re­sources to do so.”

In­vi­ta­tions to the 2nd An­nual Ball for the same cause have been mailed and it should prove to be an equally el­e­gant night. Any­one in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing is wel­come to call the de­vel­op­ment of­fice for an in­vi­ta­tion- there are still seats avail­able but we do ex­pect to fill the room. The ball is a black tie op­tional event, be­gin­ning at 7:00 pm. The $135 per per­son cost in­cludes a cock­tail and ap­pe­tizer re­cep­tion, an el­e­gant din­ner with wine served, silent auc­tion and danc­ing to the re­turn of an 8-piece very tal­ented band, Star­dust, from Bos­ton. Be sure to dust off your danc­ing shoes be­cause this is a band you don’t want to miss!

Lo­cal cor­po­rate spon­sors to date in­clude Columbia For­est Prod­ucts, Com­mu­nity National Bank, Jay Peak Re­sort, Kin­ney Drugs, New­port Ro­tary Club, North­point Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Pas­sump­sic Sav­ings Bank and Spates Con­struc­tion, with a num­ber of ad­di­tional lo­cal ad­ver­tis­ers. With an in-kind do­na­tion of ma­te­ri­als by Poulin Lum­ber, stu­dents at the North Coun­try Ca­reer Cen­ter built some in­cred­i­ble dec­o­ra­tions for the ball­room and we are so grate­ful for all of the sup­port from our lo­cal com­mu­nity!

“Mem­phrem­a­gog Panorama” by Farzin Farzaneh

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