More Than $340,000 Raised for Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Cancer Treatment Center
Proceeds from Grossmont Hospital Foundation gala supports the David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment.
Grossmont Hospital Foundation celebrated its 31st Annual Gala on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. The fundraising event, dubbed "Puttin' on the Ritz with Gatsby Glitz," netted more than $340,000 toward Sharp Grossmont Hospital's David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment.
East County's Kelly Prasser gave a moving presentation on being a three-time cancer survivor and how she was so grateful to Sharp Grossmont and Dr. Kelly DeWitt for her care. The gala is the hospital's largest event of the year, benefiting its services and programs. Festivities included dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Many of the 440 guests dressed in Roaring Twenties attire. The evening concluded with dancing to music by The Xceptional Tribute.
Sandy Jackman and Mona Pear were this year's event chairs. Honorary chair was Connie Conard, past member of the Grossmont Hospital Foundation board of governors and East County philanthropist. Top-level presenting sponsors include the Glenn Napierskie Family and Sharp Grossmont Hospital Medical Staff.
The David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment at Sharp Grossmont Hospital is East County's largest outpatient center, providing medical and radiation oncology services in one location. Through accredited care programs, patients have access to the latest in cancer treatment, including clinical trials, genetic counseling and advanced cancer-fighting technology, such as TomoTherapy® HD™, a targeted radiation technology that cuts treatment times in half by targeting cancer cells with pinpoint precision.
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for 60 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service, acute-care hospital in San Diego's East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care, cardiac and cancer care, surgery, stroke care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's and children's health and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare's emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care.