7th Annual Friend Gala raises more than $300K for Saint Francis Foundation
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Seventh Annual Friends Gala event raised a record-breaking more than $323,000 for Saint Francis Foundation on March 4 at the Drury Plaza Conference Center.
“The money and resources we raise during the Friends Gala will provide hope and healing to thousands of cardiac and cancer patients undergoing treatment at Saint Francis over the coming year, helping them to regain optimal health after a major life event, said Stacy Huff, Executive Director of Saint Francis Foundation, in a news release to media. “The needs in our community are tremendous, so the outpouring of support is deeply appreciated.”
Last year, the Friends Gala raised more than $260,000.
Contributions raised each year benefit the CancerCare and CardiacCare funds that are offered through Saint Francis Foundation.
The CardiacCare fund provides assistance with cardiac rehabilitation and other necessary services and equipment for patients unable to afford them.
The CancerCare fund helps cancer patients in need with nutritional supplements, medicine, transportation and lodging.
“Generous sponsors and volunteers make The Friends Gala possible, and we are truly humbled by their commitment and support,” said Nicole Nguyen, Gala Chair; Lindsay Bingaman, The Friends President and Gala Co-Chair and Christy Farrow, Gala Co-Chair.
For more information about The Friends of Saint Francis or to reserve a table for The 2024 Friends Gala, call Nathan Gautier, 573-331-3187 or visit foundation.sfmc.net.
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