Starry Night Event Shines
Lakewood Hospital Foundation, which raises fund exclusively for Lakewood Hospital, hosted the seventh annual Starry Night event on August 3. Recognized as one of the West Side’s biggest and best street parties, the event boasted nearly 650 guests and raised $150,000. Net proceeds will directly benefit patients through the Lakewood Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center’s Diabetes Assistance Initiative and community education efforts.
“Diabetes is a disease that afflicts one out of every eight people in Northeast Ohio and is likely impacting the life of someone you know – a friend, neighbor or family member,” says Kristin Broadbent, executive director of the Lakewood Hospital Foundation. “The community’s generous support of Starry Night makes a significant difference in the lives of diabetes patients in need by providing the funding necessary for supplies, daily medications and the comprehensive diabetes education that is essential for those living with this disease.
Starry Night festivities included New Orleans-inspired comfort food and gourmet delights, lively jazz entertainment by The Killer Watt Hours, and both a silent and live auction. Monica Robins of WKYC-TV 3 was the Mistress of Ceremonies. During the event Regency Construction Services Inc. was recognized for five years of strong support as the Signature Sponsor of Starry Night.
According to Tari Rivera, president of Regency Construction, builder of the Diabetes and Endocrine Center as well as other Cleveland Clinic Health System projects, “We’re proud to support Lakewood Hospital and the Diabetes Assistance Initiative, which provides help to a growing number of residents of Lakewood and the greater west side communities – we’re pleased to make a difference in our community.”
About Lakewood Hospital Foundation
Established in 1956, Lakewood Hospital Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds exclusively for Lakewood Hospital. Lakewood Hospital Foundation provides the channel for interested individuals, businesses and foundations to directly support the life-changing patient programs and services offered through Lakewood Hospital, a part of the world-class Cleveland Clinic health system. Visit lakewoodhospitalfoundation.org or call 216.529.7009.
Executive Director, Lakewood Hospital Foundation