November 15, 2010
The Jess Parrish Medical Foundation’s (JPMF) Masquerade at Monte Carlo Benefit Ball
held October 29, 2010 at La Cita Country Club, resulted in net proceeds of more
With 69 sponsors and 300 in attendance, the event was a
huge success! The proceeds will create a Cancer Care Boutique on the 5th
floor of Parrish Medical
Center, as well as provide
assistance for children and their families at The Children’s Center.
The Monte Carlo inspired evening began with live
entertainment by Scott and Scotty Cockerham and dancers from Parrish
Health & Fitness Center.
Guests then tried their luck at “games of chance” for an entry to win exquisite
gift baskets. Barbara West, News Anchor WFTV, Channel 9 News, gave a
presentation on the projects being funded through the event and assisted with
the live auction hosted by American Fundraising Auctions. Guests bid on trips
to Monte Carlo, Pebble
Beach and the Sonoma Valley, Tuscany,
and a Blue Danube River Cruise, along with jewelry and a treasure chest. Bonnie
Sego was the lucky winner of the 1.5 carat diamond necklace donated by Jon
Miller of Jon’s Fine Jewelry in Cocoa
Village. Dancing and entertainment continued until
the midnight grand finale and reverse raffle drawing. Three lucky winners
shared the $7,777 jackpot. Proceeds from the raffle benefit The Children’s Center.
“On behalf of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation board of
directors and staff, along with the Cancer Care and The Children's Center
staff, we thank all those who attended, volunteered, purchased raffle tickets,
contributed to the baskets or otherwise helped make this event an outstanding
success for Parrish Medical Center and the North Brevard community,” said
Richard Boggs, chairman of the JPMF board of directors.
The mission of JPMF is to inspire
philanthropy and volunteerism in support of Parrish Medical Center’s mission of
healing experiences for everyone all the time. Through staff and volunteers,
JPMF raises funds to support healthcare initiatives in North Brevard County.
JPMF’s featured projects include Cancer Care, The Children’s Center and the
Parrish Health Village. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical
Foundation, call 321-269-4066.