The One Hundred’s 21st Annual Gala Friday, October 7

(September 16, 2016) – The One Hundred’s 21st Annual Gala to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial University Medical Center will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 7, at The Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island. This year’s fundraiser features casino games, gourmet food stations, strolling entertainment, and a live auction.

Proceeds from the Gala will help fund the pediatric emergency department, which will be part of the new, freestanding Willett Children’s Hospital. Currently, more than 33,000 pediatric visits to Memorial’s emergency department are made by regional children each year.

To become a Gala sponsor or to purchase tickets, visit www.memorialhealth.com/casinonight. For additional information, contact event chair, Sandy Ljungdahl at 912-598-8528, event lead Nancy Sheets at 912-598-0954, or special events manager Janet Kolbush at 912-350- 6369 or KolbuJa1@memorialhealth.com.

The One Hundred is a group of energetic, inspiring volunteers with a common mission: to promote the health of children in our region through advocacy, education, and financial support of the Willett Children’s Hospital. This mission is continually advanced by the members’ gifts of time, talent, and energy to the hospital. Since its inception in 1994, The One Hundred has raised more than $3 million for equipment, special projects, and services for the children’s hospital. This year’s fund raising efforts will ask for additional donations to help with The One Hundred’s $350,000 pledge to name the pediatric emergency department at the Willett Children’s Hospital.

Past donations by The One Hundred have provided a neonatal stabilization unit, a child-life playroom, a new neonatal transport unit, and renovations in the children’s outpatient clinic and pediatric step-down unit.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 604-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, instagram.com/memorial_health, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.