Southeastern Health

Gala raises more than $100,000 for cancer patients

More than 500 guests enjoyed an evening of dancing and fun to benefit the Gibson Cancer Center and the Ribbons for Cancer Recovery Endowment Fund as the Southeastern Regional Medical Center Foundation hosted its 20th annual gala on Friday, Feb. 24 at Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton.

The event’s benefactors, sponsors, patrons and guests raised more than $100,000 for the center, an affiliate of Southeastern Regional Medical Center, and the endowment fund, which provides financial assistance, such as gas vouchers, medication and nutritional supplements, for cancer patients.

Chairing the gala committee were Ms. Betsy Lee, Henry and Julia McDuffie, and Alvin and Jennifer Ivey who, along with SRMC President/CEO Joann Anderson and her husband Terry, Foundation Chairman Coble D. Wilson Jr., and Board of Trustees Chairwoman Faye Caton and her husband, Bob, were on hand to greet guests as they arrived for an evening of dancing to the music of The Fantasy Band.

The Foundation volunteers carried out the A Legacy of Giving theme with pistachio green and black fabric with white hydrangea and belles of Ireland with silver accents.  Billy Davis and staff of Flowers by Billy assisted with the floral design and decorations.

Joann Anderson and Wilson expressed appreciation on behalf of the Foundation for the gala’s two platinum sponsors, four gold sponsors, 34 benefactors, 17 sponsors, and 47 patrons. They also thanked the gala co-chairs and volunteer committee for their efforts and recognized past gala chairpersons were also in attendance.

During the recognition program, Wilson presented Dr. D.E. Ward Jr. with the Dr. Bob B. Andrews Friend of Philanthropy Award for his dedicated work, side-by-side with others, to give monetarily and through his time and talents.

Platinum sponsors were Duke Medicine and First Bank. Gold sponsors were BB&T, Healthkeeperz, Metcon, Inc., and The Robins and Morton Group.

Gala benefactors included: Allen Orthopedics, P.A., Dr. and Mrs. David R. Allen Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. John P. Barker; Best-Way Insulation of Fairmont Inc.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Jones; Biggs Park Mall; Mr. and Mrs. W. Reid Caldwell Jr.; Campbell Ear, Nose and Throat, P.A., Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Campbell; Carolina Kidney Care, P.A.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Caton; Children’s Health of Carolina, P.A.: Cumberland Children’s Clinic, Lumberton Children’s Clinic, Pembroke Pediatrics, Robeson Child Health Plus and Raeford Pediatrics; S. Preston Douglas and Associates, L.L.P.; Emergency Medical Associates; Flowers by Billy, Mr. Billy Davis; Dr. Gail Leget and Dr. Thomas Walden; Lumbee Guaranty Bank; Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation; Lumberton Radiological Associates, P.A.; McDonald’s, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Rust; Mrs. Anne T. McQueen; Rekha S. Naik and Somnath Naik, M.D.; Mrs. Sam R. Noble; R.M.C. Builders, Randy and Melissa Caulder; Robeson County Board of Commissioners; Robeson County Department of Social Services; Southeastern Regional Medical Center Intensivist Program, Pittsburgh Critical Care; Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Program; Southeastern Wound Healing Center; Speech Pathology Services of Robeson, Inc., Ken and Jennifer Stephenson; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Thompson; Dr. and Mrs. Marvin W. Thompson; The University of North Carolina at Pembroke  Foundation; Village Family Dental; Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Williams Jr.; and Mr. Coble D. Wilson Jr.

Gala sponsors included: Dr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Britt II; David and Betty Bobbitt Byrne; CLC Financial Services Group, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Taylor; Dr. and Mrs. Donald B. Helms; Dr. Johnny and Mrs. Demetrius Hunt; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin D. Lewis III; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Malion; Mrs. Doris C. McCormick; Mr. and Mrs. John P. McLean; Dr. and Mrs. George W. Mozingo III; Peterson Associates, P.A.; Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Schwartz; Mr. and Mrs. William G. Tubbs; Dr. and Mrs. Peter L. Villani; Mr. and Mrs. J. David Walker; and Senator and Mrs. Michael P. Walters

Patrons included: Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Beasley; Jonathan and Kellie Blue; Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Borbet; Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Britt; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Bullard; Century 21, The Real Estate Center, Caroline and Elliott Williamson; City Dry Cleaners; Dr. Jeff and  Mrs. Sybil Collins; Ms. Patsy A. Conoley; Dr. and Mrs. Scott J. Denardo; Dr. and Mrs. Gerard M. Devine; Dr. and Mrs. Dixon W. Gerber; Miss Sissy Grantham; Mr. and Mrs. V. Gaines Grantham Jr.; Mr. Mir A. Hakim and Dr. Maleka Ahmed; Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Florence; Dr. and Mrs. Edward V. Hickman; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Huggins; Dr. and Mrs. Charles T. Inman; Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. Jessup; Dr. and Mrs. Charles T. Johnson Jr.;  Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas Johnson III; Dr. Kenneth and Michelle Locklear; Lumberton Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Constance Mulroy; Mr. and Mrs. Henry McDuffie; Congressman Mike McIntyre and Dee McIntyre; Mr. Stephen McIntyre; Medtronic – Joe Collins, Tom Norris  and Lisa Thomason; Met Life, David and Kathy Biggs; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Mills; Dr. and Mrs. Colin P. Osborne III; Jeff and Karon Prince, Fair Bluff Ford; Mr. and Mrs. David J. Ramsaur; G. M. Rhodes Investments, LLC, Mr. Gary Rhodes; Dr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Roberts; Dr. and Mrs. John C. Rozier Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Wade Rozier; Lucy B. Simmons; Southeastern Rehabilitation Services; Speech Solutions, Inc.; Mr. and Mrs. Randy Strong; Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Stacy Jr.; Ed and Mary Alice Teets; Dr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Walters; Dr. and Mrs. D. E. Ward Jr.; Ricky and Beth Ward; Southern Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.; Mr. and Mrs. Chip Watson; and Mr. and Mrs. J. Luckey Welsh Jr.

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