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PAH gala raises $250,000 for ER

Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze – acting as MC for the annual Partners in Caring Gala benefiting Peace Arch Hospital – holds up a glowing heart given to donors, while speaking to the packed crowd of nearly 500 attendees Saturday. - Adrienne Thiessen/Gemini Visuals photo
Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze – acting as MC for the annual Partners in Caring Gala benefiting Peace Arch Hospital – holds up a glowing heart given to donors, while speaking to the packed crowd of nearly 500 attendees Saturday.
— image credit: Adrienne Thiessen/Gemini Visuals photo

Nearly 500 guests gathered at White Rock's Centennial Arena Saturday night to Paint the Town Red for ER at the 2014 Partners in Caring Gala benefiting Peace Arch Hospital.

The black-tie affair was emceed by Bard on The Beach's Christopher Gaze and raised a staggering $250,000 – including two anonymous donations of $50,000 and $30,000 – in support of the hospital's emergency room.

"Our wonderful community recognizes and appreciates the need for quality healthcare, close to home," PAH foundation director Jackie Smith said in a release. "Each year, I am genuinely touched by the spirit of giving that exists at our gala, and this year was no exception."

A 25-person steering committee worked for more than six months to prepare for the event and 70 volunteers lent their support on event night.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/peacearchfoundation

 

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