Mark your calendars for Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. because this is one night of celebration you won’t want to miss!
The 35th Annual Medina Hospital BASH once again will take place at Weymouth Country Club, and the upcoming celebration has the community abuzz with excitement.
“The event used to be called the Black Tie Affair, but now we call our celebration the BASH—Benefiting a Superior Hospital,” says Randy Fuerst, Executive Director of the Medina Hospital Foundation.
The Medina Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic bridge between the hospital and the community. Medina Hospital Foundation provides the public opportunities to help enhance the programs and services offered by the hospital, and the BASH is the foundation’s largest yearly fundraising event.
“The committee chooses annually what services the proceeds will benefit,” Fuerst says. “This year, they could not decide on one cause, so the BASH will benefit two. We will split proceeds between Cleveland Clinic Children’s Services for pediatric patients and cardiovascular programs at the hospital.”
Dr. Heidi Senokozleiff, the Medical Director of Pediatrics, says that she would like the funds to go toward activities outside the hospital walls, which have included working with local schools to create a garden that allows the kids to discuss healthy eating and growing food and making healthier decisions. The hospital also plans an expansion of Integrative Medicine, a specialty that in pediatrics is led by Dr. David Burke and involves an alternative medicine option supported by traditional methods for children with acute and chronic medical disorders. This includes treatments such as manipulation, physical and occupational therapy, acupuncture, nutrition therapy and more.
On the cardiac side, the proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment for the Congestive Heart Failure/Cardiac Rehab area, the third largest at Cleveland Clinic. The aerobic workout equipment in that space is heavily used, and new equipment is needed.
Unlike traditional dinner gala events, the BASH offers raffles and games rather than silent and live auctions. With a night of cocktails, games and raffles, guests are guaranteed to have a great time while supporting a great cause. Weymouth Country Club makes the perfect backdrop for the event, with its formal, yet fun, ambiance and ample space to socialize and dance to live music.
“Topping the list of wonderful prizes is a 24-month lease on a Kia Cadenza, courtesy of Bill Doraty Kia,” Fuerst says. “We’ll also raffle custom pieces of jewelry from Medina Gem Company and Don Basch Jewelers.”
Additional prizes include the use of a loge, courtesy of Bil-Jac Foods; a stay at Mountaineer Casino; four tires from North Gateway Tire; and more.
“This year, entertainment will be provided by a local group, Midnight Blue,” Fuerst says. “This trio mixes live music with pre-recorded music, and they put on a fantastic show. Games begin as soon as the doors open, so the entire night is full of entertainment. Plus, for the third year, Betsy Kling Chief Meteorologist of WKYC-TV3 will serve as our mistress of ceremonies, so returning guests can expect to see some familiar faces.”
Tickets are $125 and available online at MedinaHospital Foundation.org, or by calling Linda Kern at 330.721.5941. Groups of eight who wish to purchase a table will receive a discount on the ticket price. Sponsorship opportunities are offered, as well. Information for businesses can be found at MedinaHospitalFoundation.org.
Don’t wait! Plan now to join us at this exciting event. We look forward to seeing you there!