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Published on March 07, 2014

Overlake Medical Center Hosts 54th Annual Bandage Ball

Proceeds from March event will benefit Overlake’s new comprehensive cancer center

Bellevue, WASH. – Overlake Medical Center Foundation & Auxiliaries will host its annual Bandage Ball gala and auction on Saturday, March 29 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.  Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the establishment of the most advanced, comprehensive cancer center on the Eastside. 

Overlake Medical Center’s new Cancer Center will provide the best diagnostic, treatment and support services possible, making Overlake the hospital of choice for cancer care on the Eastside.  The Bandage Ball marks the official kick off of the Overlake Foundation & Auxiliaries’ $10 million campaign to raise critical funding for this $15 million state-of-the-art project.  The new center will reconfigure cancer outpatient services for more seamless coordinated care, expand integrative and supportive services, enhance Overlake’s focus on patient-centered care and increase the hospital’s capacity to meet the growing needs of the Eastside community. 

“The Bandage Ball represents an opportunity to expand and heighten the level of care Overlake provides its patients,” said Molly Stearns, Overlake’s vice president of fund development and executive director of the foundation and auxiliaries.  “We’re committed to providing the Eastside with the highest caliber of care available, and the funds raised at this year’s event will allow us to continue to do just that.”

One of the Eastside’s premier social events, the Bandage Ball is expected to gather more than 800 community leaders in support of Overlake’s new cancer center.  First held in 1960 to celebrate the opening of Overlake Hospital, the Bandage Ball has raised more than $10 million in the last 16 years.  Last year’s event alone raised $1.1 million for the David and Shelley Hovind Heart and Vascular Center, which provides world-class diagnostic and therapeutic services, keeping Overlake at the forefront of emerging advances in care.

This year’s event will feature auctioneer Mark Schenfeld from Stokes Auction Group and be emceed by local media personality and Puget Sound Business Journal columnist Patti Payne.  The event includes dinner, dancing and an auction featuring items such as trips to Tuscany, Maui and a private chef’s dinner at the spectacular Columbia Tower Club.  Tickets are $300 per person or $3,000 for a table of 10.  For tickets or to volunteer, contact Jennifer Fischer at 425-688-5526 or events@overlakehospital.org.  More information is available at www.bandageball.org.

To schedule an interview, please contact Lee Keller at (206) 799-3805, lee@thekellergroup.com, or Kipepeo Brown, (425) 688-5603, Kipepeo.brown@overlakehospital.org.

About Overlake Medical Center

Overlake Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported, regional medical center with a network of medical clinics throughout the Eastside. The hospital is licensed for 349 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women’s programs, senior care, psychiatric services and it was the first Level III trauma service on the Eastside. For more information, visit www.overlakehospital.org.

About Overlake Foundation & Auxiliaries Overlake’s Foundation & Auxiliaries help ensure access to high quality health and wellness services on the Eastside by raising critical funding to benefit the entire community.   For more information, visit www.overlakehospital.org/support.

Media Contacts

For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact Kipepeo Brown, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 425-688-5603, kipepeo.brown@overlakehospital.org, or Lee Keller, 206-799-3805, lee@thekellergroup.com.