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Published on May 16, 2016

Overlake Medical Center Raises Record $1.26 Million At Annual Bandage Ball

‘Power of Nursing’ is theme of this year’s event

BELLEVUE, WASH. – (May 16, 2016) - Overlake Medical Center Foundation & Auxiliaries hosted its annual Bandage Ball auction on Saturday, May 14, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, raising over $1.26 million to support Overlake nurses through increased, advanced training and other professional development opportunities.

“This weekend, the Overlake community came together to celebrate the critical role nurses play on the front lines of medicine,” said Overlake CEO J. Michael Marsh. “We are extremely proud to have the most comprehensive and sophisticated residency and mentorship program for nurses in the region – and the proceeds from the Bandage Ball will make it that much stronger.”

One of the Eastside’s premier social events, over 800 community leaders and party goers came together for this year’s gala. First held in 1960 to celebrate the opening of Overlake Hospital, the Bandage Ball has raised more than $11 million in the last 17 years. The proceeds from last year’s event went to support Overlake’s mental health services.

“We would like to thank the many Bandage Ball sponsors, donors, patrons and volunteers. The night could not have been such a huge success without your generous support,” said Molly Stearns, Overlake’s vice president of fund development and executive director of the foundation and auxiliaries. “We are proud to have the strongest nursing team in the region and honored to support them at this year’s gala fundraiser.”

Visit the Bandage Ball page to see photos of this event.

Reporters interested in interviews should contact Lee Keller or Carol Lucas at the Keller Group at 425.898.2700 or lee@thekellergroup.com and carol@thekellergroup.com.