2019 GALA OF LIGHTS
RAISES OVER $181,000 FOR CHS NORTHEAST
It was truly a night of celebration, as 600 guests filled the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center on March 9 for the 25th Anniversary Gala of Lights. Led by Gala Co-chairs Diane Honeycutt and Cyndie Mynatt, the 30 committee members, 25 volunteers and Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation Staff transformed the arena into a wonderland to raise over $181,000 for our hospital CHS NorthEast.
The money raised will continue to provide funding for innovative programs, specialized equipment and additional needs like the update to the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC upgrade funding was a special request made by Founding and Current Board Member Ann Cannon, an honorary Gala Chair along with her husband Bill Cannon.
Guests were greeted by a snowy entrance as they walked up to the venue. Once inside guests were able to mingle in several areas including a VIP reception, the silent auction area and the Ice Lounge. The main ballroom opened at 8 p.m. and attendees were wowed by the transformation. The program featured information on the 25 years of the Foundation, the presentation of the Lillibridge Outstanding Physician Awards and the live auction before dancing into the night with local musical favorite Too Much Sylvia.