A Toast to East Texas Kicks Off 2018 Campaign - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Published on February 19, 2018

 

A Toast to East Texas Kicks Off 2018 Campaign

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Foundation Women’s Board month-long series of parties kicks off during Preview Party at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler

 

TYLER, TX – One of Northeast Texas’ favorite times of year returns in 2018, as the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Foundation Women’s Board kicks off the month-long series of A Toast to East Texas events with a Preview Party at the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler.

 

The Preview Party, set for 6:30-9 pm on Thursday February 22, 2018 in the lobby of the Heart Hospital will reveal this year’s incredible slate of unique parties.

 

A Toast to East Texas is a series of 10 parties that will take place from April 5 through May 24, benefiting the projects of the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Foundation Women’s Board. Generous patrons from the community will hold private parties in their home or at a location of their own choosing at no cost to the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Foundation. The Foundation Women’s Board will solicit sponsors and sell tickets to the events, which range from a “19th Hole” Masters viewing party to an authentic Lebanese feast.

 

“These ten amazing events are planned with the goal of funding the eight dedicated Pediatric Exam Rooms in the new Emergency Care Center of the forthcoming Bradley-Thompson Tower at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler,” said Women’s Board Chair Annalisa Stenklyft. “The past year was a wonderful success, and we are incredibly proud to be carrying this event forward in 2018. The Women’s Board is committed to maintaining this effort and to making a lasting impact on Women’s and Children’s health care.”

 

This year, the funds raised will go to support eight newly planned Pediatric Exam Rooms of the Emergency Care Center at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler.

 

Over 13,000 children come through the doors of the Emergency Care Center every year, and this dedicated Pediatric space – apart from the adult emergency exam rooms – will shield children from potentially frightening adult emergencies and have many child-friendly features to help make their visit as smooth as possible, and help to minimize anxiety in an already stressful situation. The area will be designed with attention to the small things that can make a big difference to children and their families.

 

“In 2017, ‘Toast’ included 11 parties in fabulous homes and venues in the Tyler area,” said Suzie Rippy, Events and Communications Manager for the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Foundation. “When all parties were completed, the event had raised over $300,000, and all the proceeds benefited the Women’s Board designated project: the Mary Dale Thomas Pediatric ER Waiting Room. With the participation of our gracious party Hosts, our generous sponsors and the entire Women’s Board, we are looking forward to 2018 and being able to mobilize the community and make a real impact for Women’s and Children’s health in Northeast Texas.”

 

For more information about the 2018 “A Toast to East Texas”, please see the accompanying invitation or contact Suzie Rippy, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Foundation, 903.606.4752 or suzie.rippy@tmfhc.org. Web address is christustmf.org/Toast

 

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