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Riverside Walter Reed Tree of Lights Gala Dec. 7

Each year Riverside Walter Reed’s Tree of Lights Gala brings community members, volunteers, donors and health system employees together for an evening of great food, good music and festive auction items in the spirit of the holidays and of giving.

This year’s gala, open to the public, will be held Saturday, December 7, at 6 p.m. at the Abingdon Ruritan Center in Bena. Each year funds raised benefi t the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Make a Difference Fund.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and businesses within area communities. This year’s exclusive Presenting Sponsor is Spain Commercial Inc.; Platinum Sponsor, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Volunteers; Gold Sponsors, Chesapeake Bank, Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust, Gloucester Pharmacy, Middle Peninsula Insurance and Financial Services, Rappahannock Concrete, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Medical Executive Committee, Phillips Energy and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; Bronze Sponsors, Bangkok Noi Restaurant, BB&T Mortgage, Dr. Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Tree of Lights Gala due Dec. 7 Joseph A. Lombard DDS, State Farm Insurance-Josh Junker, and Dr. Timothy Leigh DDS.

Generous donors like Gloucester Florist, Lowe’s and Vashti’s Jewelers have given great auction items and other local contributors include Hodges and Bryant, Hogg Funeral Home, and Village Cleaners.

All proceeds from the event benefi t the Riverside Walter Reed Make a Difference Fund and are used to advance patient care services. This year’s Tree of Lights Gala and current fundraising efforts are in support of creating comfort for hospital patients, their families and visitors who find themselves utilizing the services of the Middle Peninsula Cancer Center.

Reserved seating tables for eight at the gala are $400. Open seating reservations are $50 each and $75 per couple. Reservations will be taken online and by phone at 693-8877.

For more information on 2013 gala sponsorships or participating in the Cancer and Comfort Campaign, contact Scott Brown of the Riverside Foundation at or 804-201-5358.

posted 11.20.2013

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