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Oct. 28, 2014 - "A Cause for Celebration" Raises Funds for Patients

Get your tickets now to the 2014 "A Cause for Celebration" on Nov. 6!
This special event and silent auction raise money that Volunteer Services uses to celebrate milestones with hospital-bound pediatric and adult female patients.

Imagine having to spend what is normally a happy occasion, like your birthday, in a hospital room. Then imagine how it would feel if you were a child. 

"A Cause for Celebration" event and silent auction for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital raises funds to provide hospital-bound patients with gifts on life milestones. The second annual affair will be held on Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mobile Carnival Museum in downtown Mobile. 

Tickets to the event are $20 and include museum admission, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction, photo booth and music from DJ Derrick Juzang. 

“Also included is the great feeling that you are making birthdays and other important life occasions special for patients,” adds Belinda Baggett, director of Volunteer Services.  

Since November of last year, Baggett estimates that the fund has helped provide dozens of birthday celebrations for pediatric and adult female patients. While originally the funds were raised exclusively for birthday recognition, the mission expanded, particularly after last year’s inaugural event raised $5,000.  

Now in addition to birthdays, volunteers also support celebrations like the Bell Ringing event (held quarterly to acknowledge the end of chemotherapy treatment), the NICU reunion and other important milestones, like the graduation of a hospitalized student. The goal of this year’s event is to raise $10,000. 

Tickets to A Cause for Celebration can be purchased in the hospital's Gift Shop, at the event or online.  For more information, call Volunteer Services at (251) 415-1123.

About USA Children's & Women's Hospital

The University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital is among a handful of freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated specifically to the health care needs of children and women. USACWH health care professionals are uniquely qualified and equipped to provide a wide range of therapeutic and surgical services for children and women, be it life-threatening illness, traumatic injury, premature birth or high-risk obstetrical and gynecological needs.

USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is the Mobile area’s leading provider of health services for newborn babies and their mothers. The Labor & Delivery Unit successfully delivers more than 2,800 babies each year, an average of five to 15 babies each day, which is twice as many births as any other hospital in Mobile. The unit also features 15 private birthing suites promoting family-centered care and three operating rooms for cesarean section deliveries and other obstetric procedures.

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