(September 3, 2010) - The fifth annual "Celebration of Hope"
wine tasting and silent auction will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
October 2, at the Harborside Center in the Hyatt Regency Savannah.
Funds raised will support families coping with a child who has
cancer, a blood disorder, or sickle cell disease at the George and
Marie Backus Children's
Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center.
One-year-old Josiah Parker benefitted from Celebration of Hope.
He was diagnosed with tumors on both of his kidneys when he was
just 6 months old. His mother, Michelle, traveled from Hinesville
to Savannah to utilize the children's cancer services and pediatric
oncologists at Backus Children's Hospital. Without their
world-class care, Josiah might not be alive today.
"I thank every single person that is part of [Backus] Children's
Hospital. The doctors, the nurses, the housekeepers, the people in
dietary, the volunteers, my case manager, everybody. Thank you so
much for being there for us," said Michelle Parker.
Tickets for Celebration of Hope are $75. They can be purchased
via telephone at 912-350-8194 or online at
kidshope.memorialhealth.com or at
of Hope sponsors include Kids Miracle Designs, Piggly Wiggly, the
Coastal Corvette Association, and the Pediatric Oncology Supporting
Survivors Endeavor (P.O.S.S.E).
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 530-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.