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Friday, October 26, 2012 02:26 PM

The Foundation wows "Up on the Roof" crowd with check presentation.

The 6th Annual "Up on the Roof" Beer Tasting presented by Crescent Bank and Trust on October 12 was a perfect backdrop for The Foundation at EJGH to present a $1 million check to Dr. Mark Peters, President and CEO of East Jefferson General Hospital. The money is dedicated for the expansion and modernization of the Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center at the Yenni Treatment Pavilion. This was part of the total funds raised from the recently completed $3 million capital campaign.

"This is the first installment of the funds raised to enlarge our oncology capabilities by adding a third floor to the Yenni Treatment Pavilion," says Carolyn Chassee, CFRE, President and CEO of The Foundation at EJGH. "I could not be more proud of the generosity of our capital campaign donors and the entire community for making the commitment to keep world-class cancer care right here at EJGH."

The Foundation at EJGH had many reasons to celebrate as the 6th Annual "Up on the Roof" Beer Tasting presented by Crescent Bank and Trust hosted 1,500 party attendees. Party goers were able to sample dozens of local, national and international beers while enjoying food from our area's best restaurants. The event was a huge success; $135,000 will be invested in the delivery of the highest quality, compassionate healthcare in our community, providing funding for specialized patient care, advanced technology, services and capital expansion projects.

"The Foundation at EJGH has always provided vital support to our hospital and has been a driver for improvement throughout our history," say Dr. Peters. "The community was able to enjoy a truly unique event, raise money for important healthcare causes and at the same time be a part of the next phase of our capital campaign as we break ground on Phase I of the project. It was a great night and one that demonstrates the power of a community coming together."

For more information on the 6th "Annual Up on the Roof" presented by Crescent Bank and Trust, click here or like us on Facebook at The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital.

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