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Overlake Medical Center Hosts 54th Annual Bandage Ball

Bellevue, Wash. – Overlake Medical Center Foundation & Auxiliaries will host its annual Bandage Ball gala and auction on Saturday, March 29, 2014 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.