Good Shepherd's Gala in the Garden To Be Held May 303/25/2009
Proceeds Benefit New Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit
Allentown, PA –Good Shepherd’s 2009 Gala in the Garden will be held Saturday, May 30, in the healing gardens at Good Shepherd’s south Allentown campus at 850 S. Fifth Street. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit, which is scheduled to open in July 2009.
Attire for the gala will be black-tie and sneakers. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dessert and dancing will begin at 9 p.m.
The gala is co-chaired by Kent and Victoria Aitchison. The other members of the Gala in the Garden Committee are: Sandra Bodnyk, Glenn Fretz, Elsbeth Haymon, Jane Heimbecker, Sylvia Raker Hudders, Cathy Jaindl-Leuthe, Winnie Melinsky, Jeannine O’Callaghan, Donna Rovito, Rita Scheller, Judy Sheftel, Bob Wood and Michelle Young.
The 16-bed Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit will be located at 2855 Schoenersville Road, near Route 22, in Bethlehem. The unit will serve children from newborns to 18 years old with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multi-trauma, neurologic dysfunction, burns, and post-traumatic amputation.
Good Shepherd’s commitment of $2 million for the start-up of the pediatric unit comes with a call for donor support. Proceeds from the gala will help purchase state-of-the art equipment and meet other start-up needs, all with the goal of providing a comprehensive continuum of pediatric care not found anywhere else in the Lehigh Valley.
For Gala in the Garden ticket information, contact Tracie Kohler at 610-776-3567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.