Boca Regional Hospital Ball committee members (l-r, front) Barbara Cohen, Freyda Burns, Joan Wargo, Debbie Lindstrom, Holli Rockwell Trubinsky, Margaret Mary Shuff, Pat Thomas, (back) Cristina Lewis, Alejandra Lippolis, Judi Larkin, Deborah Leising, Carrie Rubin, Amy Kazma, Emily Grabelsky, Judi Schuman, Arlene Ferrara and Dana Weiss. Photo provided
By Amy Woods
The legend known as Sting will headline the 2022 Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball, an already sold-out affair that aims to raise $3 million.
Through underwriting by philanthropists Bob Sheetz and Debbie Lindstrom as well as The Geo Group Foundation and the Stoops Family Foundation, the singer, songwriter, actor, author and all-around celebrity will take the stage Jan. 8 at The Boca Raton.
“Sting is a most definite wow,” said Mark Larkin, the hospital foundation’s president. “It is Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s intention that our guests have a memorable evening to share with their family and friends, not only the day after but as an experience that will remain second to none for years to come.”
Proceeds from the black-tie event will enhance and expand patient-care services via “Keeping the Promise — The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.”
“Since the ball’s inception and maintaining the spirit of the gala’s purpose, our legacy for the past 59 years has been a hospital built by the community to provide the very best medical care and services for our region and South Florida,” Larkin said. “This would never have been possible without the commitment of our local supporters, who make Boca Raton Regional Hospital an outstanding medical facility each and every day.”
Activities include a lavish cocktail reception followed by a gourmet three-course dinner, libations and decadent sweets. Ten outstanding nurses, recognized as health care heroes for their commitment and dedication to the job, will be honored.
“The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball is one of the premier events of Boca Raton’s social season, making it a must-attend gala mainly because of our mission,” Larkin said. “It’s a way of celebrating the incredible health care delivered to this community and honoring the heroes who dedicate their lives to caring for others.”