Overlake Medical Center Auxiliaries have set the date for the 2013 Bandage Ball, which this year will raise money to help establish the David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center.
The proposed vascular center will combine cardiac and vascular services together in one facility, according to a hospital press release. As well as advanced equipment and technology, the center will enable more real-time collaboration between physicians, will facilitate consultation between physicians, patients, and their families, and will improve overall access to care, according to a press release.
“The Bandage Ball is one of the Eastside’s premier events, bringing together community members who want to ensure that Overlake can continue to provide first class health and wellness care to all. We are thrilled to be able to direct the dollars raised this year to our new Heart and Vascular Center.” said Molly Stearns, Overlake’s vice president of fund development and executive director of the foundation and auxiliaries. “Overlake is already the only hospital on the Eastside to perform open heart surgery but even so, the brand new Center will be a significant upgrade to the current heart and vascular services at Overlake and will greatly enhance the patient experience.”
This year’s Bandage Ball will feature dinner, dancing, and an auction. The theme of this year’s event is And the Beat Goes On, with items including wonderful vacation packages, certificates to some of the eastside’s finest restaurants, wine, sports and entertainment items and unique experiences such as a personal styling session and a cocktail party along the shores of Lake Washington aboard a 64-foot yacht.
The Overlake Medical Center Auxiliaries’ Bandage Ball is the largest fundraising event of the year to benefit Overlake with millions of dollars raised over the years. Last year alone the event raised more than $800,000, all of which was used to help fund the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that opened in November.
KOMO 4 Morning News Anchor Brad Goode will serve as auctioneer and Patti Payne, media personality and columnist with the Puget Sound Business Journal will emcee. Tickets are $300 per person or $3,000 for a table. For tickets or to volunteer, contact Jennifer Fischer at 425-688-5526 firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at www.bandageball.org.
-- Information from Overlake Hospital Medical Center