The Good Samaritans' Gala

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Gail Donovan, TriHealth President of Health Services and Chief Operating Officer; Joyce Lehmann, Gala Chair; Melody Weil, Gala Co-Chair; James Maher, MD, PhD, Physician Executive, TriHealth Cancer Institute, System Chief, Oncology Service Line, and 2019 Gala Physician Champion

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On February 9, 2019, more than 670 generous individuals gathered at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati to make a big step forward in the fight against cancer.

The Good Samaritans’ 35th Annual Gala, “Good Luck, Good Health, Good Cheer – Let’s Celebrate Chinese New Year!” raised more than $607,000 to support the creation of the TriHealth Cancer Institute Personalized Medicine Program at Good Samaritan Hospital, along with annual support of the Good Samaritan Free Health Center and Medical Education Research Fund.

The Personalized Medicine Program is cutting edge cancer care that considers each individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle to identify precision treatments that improve outcomes. Proceeds will also impact more than 2,500 uninsured individuals in our community as well as educate the physicians of tomorrow.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner, and were then treated to dancing with The Number One Party Band from Nashville. Supporters also celebrated their impact on the community with Chinese calligraphers, a wine bottle ring toss, green screen photography, a bao bun station, and more. We are grateful to all our guests, especially our sponsors and underwriters who made the evening possible:

  • Presenting Sponsor: Navigant
  • Underwriter, Musical Entertainment: Good Samaritan Hospital Medical and Dental Staff
  • Sponsor, Cocktail Hour and After-Dinner Cocktails: PFS
  • Corporate Sponsors: Brickler & Eckler, Attorneys at Law; Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions; Fifth Third Bank; Oswald Company; Phillips Supply Company; Seven Hills Anesthesia; and TriHealth, Inc.

We are extremely grateful for the The Good Samaritans, a dedicated volunteer organization of Good Samaritan Foundation whose annual Gala has made a $9.3 million impact on our community in their 35 year history. Thank you to Joyce Lehmann, Gala Chair; Melody Weil, Gala Co-Chair; and James Maher, MD, PhD, Physician Champion.

It is quite fitting that in the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. In Cincinnati, it will also be the year of advancing cancer care in our community!

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