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Support Redwood Memorial Hospital at ‘Safari Adventure’ Benefit Ball

Support Redwood Memorial Hospital at ‘Safari Adventure’ Benefit Ball

Fortuna (Oct. 23, 2014) –Tickets remain on sale for Redwood Memorial Hospital's largest fundraiser of the year, the 33rd annual Benefit Ball. This year this "Safari Adventure"-themed event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the River Lodge in Fortuna.

Every year, the much-anticipated gala brings together community members and hospital supporters for a night of dinner, dancing and auction items – and this year is no exception. Nearly 300 guests are expected to attend this year's ball, which is expected to sell out quickly.

The Benefit Ball is organized by a committee of the Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation, which donates the event proceeds to the hospital's area of greatest need. Over the years, Benefit Ball proceeds have been used to purchase new medical equipment for the hospital, including a fetal monitoring system, 4-D ultrasound, digital mobile imaging system, operating room video equipment, 32-slice CT scanner, digital mammography equipment and endoscopy equipment. This year, proceeds from the Benefit Ball will go toward the purchase of state-of-the-art surgical equipment.

"The Benefit Ball is a wonderful opportunity for the community to get together to support Redwood Memorial Hospital," said event co-chairman David Somerville. Added co-chair Becky Giacomini, "The new equipment is an important advancement for the hospital, and we are asking the community to help fund it by joining us for this fun event."

As part of St. Joseph Health Humboldt County, Redwood Memorial Hospital provides much needed services to patients throughout the Eel River Valley – and beyond. The community's continued support of Redwood Memorial Hospital is a significant factor in the hospital's ability to provide high quality medical care to the community.

To purchase tickets or to donate an item or service to be auctioned at the Benefit Ball, please contact the Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation office at 725-7270.

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