Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation Presents Greer Garson Gala

DALLAS — Presbyterian friends and supporters will have an opportunity to spend “A Night in Morocco” at the Greer Garson Gala on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation will host the annual fundraising Gala to benefit two worthy causes at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas: the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Parkinson’s disease research and programs.

“We are extremely grateful for the generous support of these many wonderful community organizations and individuals,” said Jay McAuley, President of Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation. “Our supporters have selflessly demonstrated a deep commitment to these important programs at our hospital.”

The Gala is named in honor of Academy Award-winning actress Greer Garson, whose husband, Col. E.E. “Buddy” Fogelson, died following complications from Parkinson’s disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Mrs. Garson dedicated the later part of her life to supporting Parkinson’s research, which included the creation of The Fogelson Center for Parkinson’s and Other Neurological Disorders at Texas Health Dallas.

Reservations for the Greer Garson Gala are available by calling Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation at 214-345-8442 or visiting TexasHealth.org/GreerGarsonGala. Individual reservations are $175 and sponsorships begin at $500. Reservations are held at the door.

The 2009 Greer Garson Gala Co-chairs are Kara and Austin Adam and Jeannie and Nathan Denton. The Honorary Chairs are the Seanor Family.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disease that results when nerve cells of the brain die or are impaired. According to the National Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson’s is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million Americans are currently living with the disease — 15 percent of which are under age 50. There is no cure for the disease.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Each year, approximately 6,000 babies are born at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In 2008, a new record was set, with nearly 6,200 babies born at Texas Health Dallas — the same year as the 25th anniversary of the Margot Perot Center for Women and Infants. More than 800 of these young patients require the unique care offered by the medical staff of Texas Health Dallas. The 47-bed, Level III NICU is equipped to provide specialized care for these infants who come from as far away as Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Platinum Level $10,000 +

Bank of Texas
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Ferrell
Jennifer Duncan Design
The Joule, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Seanor

Silver Level $5,000 +
Ben E. Keith Company
Mr. and Mrs. William Slicker
Texas Health Resources

Bronze Level $2,500+
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Adam
The Allen/Eisenberg Family
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Altshuler
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Ms. Jennifer Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Denton
Mr. and Mrs. Drew B. Durgin
Rachel and Graham Hairston
Carol and Tom Hairston
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kleinert
Lee & Associates
Bob Lilly Professional Promotions
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McCutchin
MidTexas International Center, Inc.
The Mulford Family
Northern Trust
Pediatrix Medical Group
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Perot Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lathram Pou
Mr. and Mrs. Gage A. Prichard Sr.
Ms. Tanya S. Roberts
Children of Karen and Bill Seanor
Marianne and Roger Staubach

About Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation
Through philanthropy, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation provides support to six Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals in Allen, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Plano and Winnsboro. Established in 1986, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation plays a critical role in continuing the mission of the Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals to improve the health of the communities served. The Foundation strives to enhance the delivery of quality patient care by joining with committed donors to sustain the long-term fiscal viability of the hospital that are a part of Texas Health Presbyterian. Through the efforts of the Foundation, the strong tradition of community support through philanthropy enables the Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals to forge ahead in medical research and education, technology and the provision of quality patient care.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit TexasHealth.org.