Paris-themed ball raises money for St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor’s mother/baby unit
More than 750 guests attended the 34th annual St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Holiday Ball at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center Saturday night.
The Convocation Center was transformed into "Paris, the City of Lights," complete with thousands of handmade roses.
Mark Bialek | For AnnArbor.com
Proceeds from the gala benefit the new mother/baby unit as part of the St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor’s patient towers project. By Friday afternoon, $710,000 had been raised, said Lauren Stokes, a spokeswoman for the health system.
“We are fortunate to have a community that places the highest value on quality health care,” Laurie Prager, chair of this year’s Holiday Ball, said in a release. “The generous collaboration of community members, business leaders, and physicians has helped create some of the most advanced medicine, treatments and innovative practices.”
The black-tie event included the sounds of accordionist Gary Zack as guests strolled the “Avenue des Champs-Elysees” reminiscent of an evening in Paris.
Donations are still being accepted by visiting www.sjmercyhealth.org and clicking on “Make a Gift.”