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Lowell General Hospital Ball for Community Health Initiatives Raises $220,000 in Support of Health & Wellness Programs in Community

2011 Ball attendees 1March 15, 2011 – (Lowell, Mass.) – March 5, 2011 marked the 6th Annual Lowell General Hospital's Ball for Community Health Initiatives which raised $220,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs benefiting residents of the Greater Lowell community. A sold out crowd of 530 guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions at "A Night Among the Stars" held at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Photo: Brenda & Steven Larochelle with Joy & Norm Deschene

Outgoing committee co-chairs Dr. Denise Mills and Dr. Matthew Savory, provided leadership for the gala which will support four local non-profit organizations currently serving the community as well as the Merrimack Valley Food Bank's innovative and successful Community Market program.

2011 Ball attendees 3Photo: Brian & Catherine Ryder with Dan & Tina Mansur

Local non-profits who were awarded Community Health Initiative grants for 2011 included Lowell Community Health Center to support the Cross-Cultural Pediatric Mental Health Services Project, United Teen Equality Center, Inc for Transitional Coaching as a Mental Health Resource for Lowell Youth, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Inc. to help fund its Healthy Habits Program, and Catie's Closet to carry out the "Back on the Bus" Program.

2011 Ball attendees 4Photo: Dr. Wolfgang Steudel & wife Kayla with Dr. Karen Fortune & Mr. Jon Sjoberg

This year's event was made possible by the generosity of our Gold Star Sponsor Enterprise Bank, and the support by Silver Sponsors Commonwealth Radiology Associates, Demoulas Foundation, Eastern Bank, KLIN Spirits, Lowell Anesthesiology, Merrimack Valley Emergency Associates, Pediatrics West, PC and Trinity EMS. Additional sponsorship by Bronze Sponsor Merrimack Valley Cardiology helped to make the evening a success.

2011 Ball attendees 2

The Lowell General Hospital Ball was established in 2006 by the hospital, its dedicated medical staff and concerned members of the community to generate awareness and funds to help address significant health issues facing our community. Net proceeds benefit the hospital's Community Health Initiatives programs. Past events have supported mental health awareness programs and resources through HES, Inc., The Wish Project's Beds for Kids program; breastfeeding support, Boot Camp for New Dads, smoking awareness programs in the Lowell Public Schools, and more. Photo: Terry McCarthy, Arthur Anton, Jr., Attorney Kevin Broderick, John Haley


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