LUMBERTON — More than 500 guests enjoyed an evening of dancing and fun to benefit the Maternal/Child Health Services department of Southeastern Regional Medical Center as the Southeastern Health Foundation hosted its 21st annual gala on Feb. 22 at Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton.
The event benefactors, sponsors, patrons and guests raised more than $107,000, which will enable SeHealth to upgrade anesthesia equipment used during the delivery of newborn babies.
Chairing the gala committee were Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Walters and Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Walters who, along with SeHealth President/CEO Joann Anderson and her husband Terry, Foundation Chairman Coble D. Wilson Jr., and Board of Trustees Chairwoman Faye Caton and her husband Bob, were on hand to greet guests as they arrived for an evening of dancing to the music of Liquid Pleasure of Chapel Hill.
The foundation volunteers carried out the Modern Beginnings theme with peacock-colored table cloths and arrangements featuring yellow fuji mums, hot pink Asiatic lilies, needlepoint protea, green balled dianthus, and fuchsia pink wax flowers accented by corkscrew willow and a variety of green foliage. Billy Davis and staff of Flowers by Billy assisted with the floral design and decorations.
Wilson expressed appreciation on behalf of the foundation for the gala’s two platinum sponsors, five gold sponsors, 35 benefactors, 12 sponsors, and 44 patrons. He also thanked the gala co-chairs and volunteer committee for their efforts and recognized past gala chairpersons were also in attendance.
For information about the programs supported by the SeHealth Foundation, log on to www.srmc.org/srmcfoundation.