Raises $65,000 for new Infusion Center
East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation hosted its 5th Annual "Up on the Roof" Beer Tasting event, one of the most important events our hospital puts on. Thank you to the entire community for making it a huge success, raising over $65,000. The Foundation would like to first thank Crescent Bank and Trust for sponsoring the event. Without this generosity, the event would not have been possible.
In addition, we thank the community for its outpouring of support. Nearly 1,000 people came out on a truly picture-perfect night to enjoy a sampling of dozens of beers, great food from Drago's and area restaurants, and music by the always fun Bag of Donuts. Everyone who came out had a great time.
Those who attended also supported a really great cause - our $3 million capital campaign to build a new Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center. The funds generated from "Up on the Roof" directly benefit this project. EJGH appreciates and recognizes that the real winners of this event are the cancer patients in our region.
Bracelet Raffle Winner is...
We would also like to congratulate Jackie Case on winning the beautiful, hand-made diamond and pearl bracelet. Donated by Valobra's Jewelry as part of the "Up on the Roof" event and valued at $5,000, the white gold bracelet is a triple strand of 7mm Akoya Pearls and one half carrot of pave set diamonds.
"This is the first time I have attended "Up on the Roof" and had a great time," says Case. "I know that the raffle and the event supports a really a great cause. I'm so excited to win the bracelet, and look forward to next year's event."
About the Capital Campaign
EJGH will break ground in early 2012 to add a third floor on the Yenni Treatment Pavilion located on the hospital's main campus that will triple our capacity to see patients needing chemotherapy. With the quality of our cancer program and the affiliation with MD Anderson Physicians Network, we have outgrown our current space. This will allow us to save more lives, and that is the best news of all.
Up on the Roof 2011 Photo Gallery
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