On Thursday, May 28, the hardworking members of the Gala on Derby Eve Committee presented Hospice Care Plus with the proceeds from this year’s event.

Gala on Derby Eve Committee

The Gala on Derby Eve Committee presents Hospice Care Plus with a check for $29,797.38, the total raised at the event this year.  From left: Amy Reister, Donna Haney, Margaret Cornelison, Nora Ruth Jenkins, Catharine Walczyk and Shelley Ward. Back row: Bill and Julie Hatfield, Linda Fritz, and Nikki Stuart.

In total, the event raised $29,797.38.  The total includes $4,050 raised by the Berea Younger Woman’s Club at the live and silent auctions it hosted at this year’s Gala.

“It was a phenomenal night,” says Julie Hatfield, a committee member and Hospice Care Plus’s special events coordinator. “We can’t thank the committee, all the sponsors and donors, volunteers, and guests enough. It gets better and better each year.”

Proceeds from the Gala support all programs at Hospice, including home hospice care, inpatient care at the Compassionate Care Center, palliative care, and bereavement care. In addition, the funds help off-set the cost of providing care, regardless of ability to pay, for the uninsured and the under-insured.