Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation supporters Denise Billing, Leighton and  Rebecca Moore, Bryan LeCompte and Tammy Patrick-Cebula toast  to the upcoming “Moments in the Moonlight” gala.



Gala to benefit expansion of operating rooms

Get ready to leave your wallet and formal attire at home while you enjoy this summer’s best dressed-down upscale event. Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation will host an evening of entertainment, “Moments in the Moonlight” on June 11 at The Links at Lighthouse Sound. The event promises to be their greatest extravaganza to date.

“This is not your traditional black-tie, raffle ticket-selling, live-auction and speech event,” advised Tammy Patrick-Cebula, honorary co-chair. “Instead, it’s an island-casual theme — so bring your Tommy Bahama shirt and your flip-flops, and get ready to relax. We wanted to create a dynamic and multifaceted event where our guests can contribute to the fundraising through the purchase of their ticket and nothing more.”  

“Having attended a number of fund-raising events over the years,” foundation board chairman Leighton Moore remarked, “I have to say, this is a great idea!  I’m looking forward to leaving my wallet at home.”

“Not only is this a wonderful opportunity — at a gorgeous location — the goal is to enjoy a night of outstanding company, delicious food and talented musicians,” added Dr. Peggy Naleppa, PRMC’s president and CEO. “Most importantly, it is a great way for the Delmarva community to show its support for the medical center’s much-needed expansion of our operating-room suites.

“In 1977, when our existing operating rooms were built,” Naleppa continued, “they served us well and have continued to over the years, but with today’s new surgical, robotic and minimally invasive equipment, we’ve outgrown the space and need to expand to create the necessary room to accommodate the technology.”

The grand gala will be guest-emceed by Barry “Greg Brady” Williams and will feature the musical talents of jazz-pop phenom Everett Spells, gold-record-selling R&B group 4 P.M. (“Sukiyaki”), Baltimore’s-own classic-and-modern rockers the Charles Parker Band, and award-winning “Old Blue Eyes” impersonator Sean Sinatra. “I’m thrilled to be affiliated with an event that offers so many layers of entertainment,” said Frank Hanna, honorary co-chair. “It’s sure to be a great time!”

Appealing to more than the aural and visual senses, the Foundation has invited renowned Caribbean chef Dino Jagtiani to prepare gourmet cuisine. Chef Jagtiani will collaborate with Lighthouse Sound Executive Chef Patrick Kelly to delight the more than 500 anticipated attendees.

“It’s about having a great time with amazing people,” offered foundation president Denise Billing. “It’s a celebration for a great cause — so please, leave your wallets at home and come join us for the most fun you’ll have all year!”

For sponsorship information, visit www.peninsula.org/waytogive.

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