It is time, once again, for the people of Alexandria and Central Louisiana to gather in black tie attire by the river for a wonderful cause. The 37th Annual CHRISTUS Cabrini Foundation Ball–An Enchanted Evening–is set to be held on March 17th, at the Alexandria Riverfront Center.
While enveloped by a magical ambience created by Debbie Ahrens Design around the Enchanted Evening theme, guests will enjoy dinner from Panaroma Foods, drinks from Jack’s and dancing to the music of The Three Thirty Seven Band. Those in attendance will also have the chance to bid on an incredible array of live auction items that range from glamorous trips to Chicago, to a gourmet dinner for 12. There is even a Sports Package that includes tickets to an NFL, MLB, PGA (excluding Major tournaments) or NHL game food and fun that goes with it.
“Each year the CHRISTUS Cabrini Foundation and the patients of Central Louisiana depend on the community to enhance fundraising efforts for a worthy and timely medical cause,” said Foundation Board Chair Susan Menache. “We are absolutely thrilled with what is in store for this year’s Ball. The Cabrini Foundation Board of Directors has designated the proceeds from this year’s Ball to help with the Intensive Care Unit Capital Campaign.”
CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital is the only health care facility in the region that has 24/7 intensivists in the ICU, offering crucial care to the patients most in need. This year’s event is aimed at the needed expansion of the ICU facilities at CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital.
“This is truly a critical service for our community,” said James Knoepp, M.D., an intensivist in the CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital ICU and, along with wife Ulla Ule, M.D., co-Chair of the 2018 Ball. “Maintaining a strong, advanced and comfortable ICU is mission-critical to the hospital’s future and our ability to care for the needs of our sickest and most vulnerable patients and their families. We have been blessed by the generosity of this community and have tried every day to repay that kindness by providing truly excellent health care services to the people of Central Louisiana. We hope to take another step along that path and continue our efforts to fulfill our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ in this community.”
Tickets to the 2018 CHRISTUS Cabrini Foundation Ball are still available. Call the Foundation at (318) 448-6580 for more information or to reserve your spot today and help make our community a better, healthier place to live.