April 11, 2016 12:30 AM

Funds raised to benefit the new ER

Acadia General Hospital will hold its 2nd annual Charitable Gala on Friday, April 15, at the Grand Opera House of the South. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.”

"The purpose of the event is to engage members of the community and to raise awareness and capital for AGH’s new emergency room,” says Cian Robinson, executive director of Lafayette General Foundation, in a release about the fundraiser.

Guests will enjoy an evening of dining, dancing and live music by Louisiana Red. A silent and live auction has been planned with Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle serving as guest auctioneer for the evening.

Additionally, the gala will recognize and celebrate the Acadia General medical staff.

Lafayette General Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Lafayette General Health, is assisting with AGH’s charity fund-raising efforts. At the inaugural gala, American Legion Post 15 presented a $350,000 gift to kick-off the campaign, and last year’s gala generated $71,000. This year’s goal is to exceed the proceeds raised in 2015.

Elder Outreach is the presenting sponsor of the gala, says Robinson. Other sponsors contributing $2,500 and above include Home Bank, Coding Services Group, Bank of Commerce, Carmichael’s Pharmacy & Medical Equipment, Compass Health, First National Bank, Lamm Family Care, Schumacher Group, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Nursing Specialties, IMA Consulting and St. Martin Bank.

Tickets for the 2016 gala are $150 each, and dress is black-tie optional. To learn more, contact the foundation office at 337-289-8954 or visit LGH.org/foundation.

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