Share in the Care Gala
The sixth annual Share in the Care Gala takes place Oct. 20 to support the rural healthcare network.
HAMILTON, N.Y. >> The sixth annual Share in the Care Gala will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hall of Presidents at Colgate University.
The 2018 theme, The Excitement of the Boardwalk, “promises to bring the sights, sounds, foods, drinks, and entertainment from Atlantic City and Coney Island to Hamilton,” said event co-chairs Stephanie Fadale and Mary Brundage. “Participants will enjoy a funfilled evening while supporting our rural healthcare network. The supporting organizations provide a level of medical care far exceeding what is found in most rural areas like ours.”
Lawrence Baker, the Honorary Chair of the 2018 Share in the Care Gala, will be recognized during the evening for his commitment to health in the community. Baker is a former hospital board member, community advocate, and long-time chair of the Community Memorial Foundation.
Proceeds from the event are shared by three healthcare organizations, Community Memorial, SOMAC and CMH Auxiliary. A portion of the Share in the Care Gala proceeds will enable the hos- pital to purchase a new CT unit.
“Our current 12-yearold, 16-slice Siemens unit will be replaced with a new Canon 80 slice ultra-helical CT scanner, which allows for shorter scan times and reduces radiation exposure rates. The new unit captures higher quality images that better assists our radiology team in patient diagnosis,” said Dawn Sampson, senior director of operations at Community Memorial.
“SOMAC will allocate its funds from the gala to ongoing payments for heart monitors and cardiopulmonary resuscitation vests for all three ambulances,” said Vinny Faraone, SOMAC Board President.
Sue Scull, president of the CMH Auxiliary described, using the proceeds to support the most critical needs of the hospital.
Tickets are available for $60 per person or reserve a place on the Honorary Committee by Aug. 31 for $250 per couple. Sponsorships at various levels are still available.
To purchase tickets, visit www.communitymemorial.org/foundation, contact the foundation office at 315-8247036, or email foundation@ cmhhamilton.com.
“Our current 12-yearold, 16-slice Siemens unit will be replaced with a new Canon 80 slice ultra-helical CT scanner, which allows for shorter scan times and reduces radiation exposure rates.”
— Dawn Sampson, senior director of operations at Community Memorial
From left are 2018Gala organizers Kyle Sylvester, SOMAC; Susan Scull, president of the CMH Hospital Auxiliary; Stephanie Fadale, 2018Gala Co-Chair; Julie Rubenstein, Foundation Board chair; Mary Brundage, 2018Gala Co-Chair; Barbara Albrecht, CMH Hospital Auxiliary member; and Sean Fadale. president and CEO of Community Memorial.