Overlake’s 2014 Bandage Ball Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Bellevue, Wash. – Nearly 1,000 people crowded into the Bellevue Hyatt’s Grand Ballroom over the weekend, to attend Overlake Medical Center’s 2014 Bandage Ball gala and auction, which took place Saturday, March 29 and raised nearly $1 million to help fund a new, comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer center. This new $15 million center will provide the best diagnostic, treatment and support services on the Eastside, making Overlake the hospital of choice for cancer care in Bellevue and its surrounding communities.

"This year’s Bandage Ball was hugely successful and exceeded our expectations,” said Molly Stearns, Overlake’s vice president of fund development and executive director of the foundation & auxiliaries. “We are eternally grateful for the continuing support of this generous community and are committed to ensuring our patients receive the best possible care here at Overlake.”

The Bandage Ball marked the official kickoff of the Overlake Foundation & Auxiliaries’ $10 million campaign to raise critical funding for the $15 million state-of-the-art cancer center. 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.

This year’s event featured dinner, dancing and a live auction as well as a celebration of the leadership transition from former President and CEO Craig Hendrickson to recently appointed President and CEO J. Michael Marsh. Emceed by local media personality and Puget Sound Business Journal columnist Patti Payne, the Bandage Ball is the largest fundraising event of the year for Overlake Medical Center.