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2011 Gala Tops $260,000 in Donations

The PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation held its largest ever fundraising and awards Gala on June 9th to celebrate and thank the community, and present its annual philanthropy awards.

With close to 600 seats sold, Gala guests helped raise approximately $265,000 to support the new PeaceHealth St. Joseph Integrated Cancer Center.

Chief Development Officer Mark McCampbell said funds raised will help bring the new Cancer Center to life, and provide Whatcom County cancer patients with a new place of hope and healing. “Care, Share, Inspire is more than a gala theme, it's what we do every day,” said McCampbell. “While the numbers and dollars are wonderful, the real success is that people have been inspired to do more to help our community, and each other.”

At the Gala, awards for significant and inspirational contributions were presented to:
  • Physicians at Northwest Radiologists (Ralph H. Rinne, MD, Physician Philanthropy Leader of the Year Award);
  • Bob and Lisa Bailey (Philanthropists of the Year Award); and
  • Dennis and Sylvia Holmstrom (Inspirational Leaders of the Year Award).
Major event sponsors included IMCO, Mills Electric and Mt. Baker Imaging at the platinum level, and gold level sponsors Anderson Construction, “Bellingham Alive” Magazine, Garys’ Mens & Womens Wear, Saturna Capital, Sanitary Service Company and TradeWinds Capital Management.

The Foundation also wishes to thank key Gala vendors: Market Street Catering, True Bliss Events, Hand Crank Films, Baron & Co., Ashley Paulina, Edye Colello-Morton, Premiere Graphics and Pacific Party Canopies.