(October 31, 2011) - The One Hundred's 16th Annual Bear Gala
fundraiser to benefit The Children's Hospital at Memorial
University Medical Center will be held Friday, November 4, at the
Plantation Club at the Landings on SkidawayIsland. Cocktails and a
silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and
dancing at 7:30 p.m. The theme for the 2011 gala is "Bears Salute,"
with teddy bears donated by Belk dressed in uniforms representing
the five branches of the U.S. military.
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
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 $2.5
million for equipment, special projects, and services for The
The 2011 Bear Gala will honor Phillip Hosey, a child whose life
was saved by the care he received at The Children's Hospital. In
2007, Hosey's parents brought him to The Children's Hospital
because he was having severe seizures. Doctors concluded that the
seizures were caused by an abnormality in his brain's blood
vessels. Will Thompson, M.D., and Jay Howington, M.D., performed
intricate brain surgery to remove the defective vessels and save
the child's life. Today, Hosey is a healthy teenager.
Tickets for the Bear Gala are $150 each. To purchase tickets,
please contact Kelly Claxton of the Memorial Health Foundation at
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. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.