Dinner, dancing and donations best describes the festivities of the 2017 South County Health Gala that took place on Saturday, September 9. Approximately 360 guests filled the Dunes Club in Narragansett, where they browsed through and bid on the 50 packages offered in live and silent auctions.
The Gala’s theme, Mission:Possible, reflected South County Health’s ability to support health at every stage of life.
A variety of unique home décor items, sought after jewelry, and original works of art went home with the highest bidders, as did many one-of-a-kind “experience” packages, some offering travel and sporting opportunities otherwise inaccessible to the public.
The live auction was conducted by auctioneer, John W. Terrio, whose entertaining style drew competition among bidders to help raise nearly $250,000 for South County Hospital.
An additional $112,000 came from the generosity of donors who gave cash gifts on the spot to help fund programs that aid in the prevention and intervention of childhood obesity and children’s mental health. These programs are delivered through South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.
Ortho Rhode Island – South County was the event’s Exclusive Grand Sponsor, with Builders Surplus, Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, Rotha, and XRA Medical Imaging supporting the event as Entertainment Sponsors.