, 2023-01-22 01:15:07,
Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith welcomed 1,100 supporters Dec. 9 to the Fort Smith Convention Center for the return of the first live Charity Ball since 2019. The black-tie optional ball helped the nonprofit organization raise more than $600,000 and included a champagne welcome, dinner, auction and direct appeal, live entertainment by Mitch Rossell and the After Party with Limelight presented by Emerald City Band.
“Every dollar raised stays right here in the River Valley, ensuring that our families, friends and neighbors have access to the compassionate, high-quality health care they need and deserve,” organizers say.
The direct appeal that evening focused on Mercy’s oncology patients and “ensuring all patients can get the care they need, regardless of transportation barriers. All funds raised are supporting the creation of a dedicated oncology transportation program,” organizers say. Guests exceeded Walter O. Caldwell Foundation’s gift of $35,000, bringing the total to $90,000.
“Charity Ball is a great way to celebrate the work the foundation does year around. We were so thrilled to be back in person. The energy in the room was off the charts. We are continually blessed by our community’s heart and support for Mercy’s mission and the health of our region,” says Patrick Pendleton, executive director of Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith.
“Mercy Fort Smith has been an integral part of the health of our region since the first Sisters of Mercy arrived here in 1853. Today,…
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