ROCK SPRINGS — Red was the color of the evening on February 2nd at the Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Red Tie Gala where the local community came together to support the local fight against cancer. The Memorial Hospital Foundation transformed the Sweetwater County Events Complex into a sea of charitable giving to support the Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Fund.
Through the Gala, funds were raised to support cancer treatment for the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Cancer Center. The Red Tie Gala raised an astounding $106,109 to support the advancement of cancer treatment in Sweetwater County. The funds were raised through sponsorships, a variety of raffles, and a live and silent auction.
Becky Ruthenbeck, Memorial Hospital Foundation Director says “The Gala was more than we could have ever imagined. We had a sell-out crowd and we hope to increase the amount of tickets available next year! The advancement of cancer treatment means that every donation received from the Gala and throughout the year that is designated for the Cancer Fund will solely assist our patients in receiving the highest quality of care locally during their cancer treatment.”
Every dollar raised from the Red Tie Gala benefits the patients by assisting in purchasing equipment and providing new program and services to ensure every cancer patient in Sweetwater County benefits through the Cancer Fund during their cancer treatment.
Al Harris, Memorial Hospital Foundation Board President says, “Sponsors, donors, and the support of the community made this event a success. These businesses and individuals stepped up and supported the local fight against cancer. We can’t thank them enough!”
The winners of the Memorial Hospital Foundation Raffle were also drawn at the Red Tie Gala. Robert Woodbury won the Ipad 32 GB with retina display, Dr. Steven Babcock won the Ruger 10/22 takedown riffle, and Trent Mansfield won the 2014 Can-Am Commander with a custom vinyl wrap. Mr. Mansfield then generously donated the Can-Am Commander back to the Memorial Hospital Foundation where it was then auctioned off during the live auction of the Red Tie Gala.
All proceeds raised from the Memorial Hospital Foundation Raffle benefit the Cancer Fund. This fund has already started to benefit patients over the past year with the purchase of mobile infusion pumps and other equipment.