Gala of Hope


Island Hospital Foundation’s 15th Annual Gala of Hope
New York New York: A Night on the Town

Saturday, April 28, 2018 beginning at 5:30pm
Swinomish Casino and Lodge
12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221

Empire State Building Signature Sponsor: Andeavor
Event Chairs: Reid & Ann Meyers
Tickets: $150 per person | Patron Table: $2,000

You are invited to immerse yourself in the excitement of New York City during Island Hospital Foundation’s 15th annual Gala of Hope. Join us on April 28th, 2018! New York New York: A Night on the Town, chaired by Reid and Ann Meyers, will dazzle you with the spectacular Manhattan Skyline and the sights and sounds of Broadway. On this night, there’s no subway ride required to stroll through Central Park for a sampling of Big Apple culinary delights, and then sit with friends to feast on a delectable dinner reminiscent of the historic Delmonico’s Restaurant.

Just as Lady Liberty holds her torch high, we’ll raise our paddles to support cancer care in our community. This year, we’re dedicating the Heartstrings portion of the evening to crucial funding for one of our busiest clinics, the Merle Cancer Care Center. Over and over, we hear from patients and their families that it is a comfort to receive top quality personal care just minutes from home. Even with large patient volumes, the costs of cancer infusion drugs are high and a burden for this department. The clinic also needs twelve IV pumps and eleven infusion chairs. Four of the new IV pumps would be able to run pre-medications concurrently to reduce infusion times for our patients, saving up to 1.5 hours for each treatment. You can literally help provide patients more precious time for life outside the clinic.

This year’s gala will also sustain ongoing funding for the Mental Health Intervention program that provides counseling, therapy, and social work services for students in Anacortes schools; assistance for patients and families in need by off-setting costs of transportation, prescription co-pays, lodging, as well as other treatment-related expenses through patient relief grants; and community programs like the Health Resource Center and free preventative health screenings.

Melt your little A-town blues and be a part of it – New York New York! We promise you a fabulous evening as we recreate the city that never sleeps! Tickets can be purchased at $150 per person or Patron Tables at $2,000. Sponsorships are also available and $1,600 – $10,000.

Have questions or want to attend? Contact IHF Development Coordinator, Christy Lyman at (360) 299-4201 or, or follow the link below for online payments.