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Morris Hospital Auxiliary Gala to Support Cardiac Cath Lab

Morris Hospital Auxiliary Gala to Support Cardiac Cath Lab
January 10, 2024 Janet Long

Morris Hospital Auxiliary Gala to Support Cardiac Cath Lab

January 10, 2024, MORRIS, IL – The Morris Hospital Auxiliary will hold its 54th Annual Charity Gala on Saturday, February 10 at Jennifer’s Garden, 555 Gore Road, Morris, with proceeds supporting Morris Hospital’s lifesaving interventional cardiovascular services.

The event will begin with cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by dinner and a live auction. Dancing will follow, with live music provided by Standing Room Only. Black tie is optional.

The live auction will feature spectacular trips, tickets to major Chicago sporting events, and other unique items.

According to Hannah Wehrle, Morris Hospital Auxiliary & Foundation Officer, proceeds from the Gala will help support the purchase of a new, $1.7 million cardiac catheterization table and digital radiographic system for Morris Hospital’s Cath Lab. The Cath Lab is where advanced cardiovascular diagnostic testing and interventional procedures are performed, including coronary and peripheral angiography, angioplasty, stenting, and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, along with interventional radiology special procedures.

“More than two decades ago, Morris Hospital made a commitment to provide advanced cardiovascular services that aren’t typically found in a community hospital setting. This has resulted in lives being saved, especially when someone is having a heart attack,” explains Wehrle. “The Auxiliary is very happy to be supporting the purchase of new equipment for the Cath Lab in order to assure the continued availability of this lifesaving service for our community.”

Tickets are $175 per person with seating available in tables of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are also available at various levels.

Reservations can be made by going to or contacting the Morris Hospital Auxiliary at 815-705-7024. Donations are also welcome from those who would like to help support the cardiac catheterization project but are unable to attend the Gala.

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