Were you among the 1,600 Rochester Regional Health friends and employees who joined us for our fifth annual Gala on October 27? The Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center was celebrating to the sounds of the 80s thanks to the killer 80s tribute band Jessie’s Girl. If you missed the fun, here are some totally awesome songs that capture the evening’s highlights.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These), Eurythmics
Some attendees might have gone to bed thinking about one of the two featured drinks served during the cocktail hour: the Gallina Key Lime Martini or the Cornerstone Mojito. The former came courtesy of Gallina Development’s sponsorship, while the other was only available to members of Cornerstone, Rochester Regional’s leadership annual giving society.
When Doves Cry, Prince
Doves, doctors, guitar players – suffice it to say there weren’t many dry eyes in the room after the presentation of two care stories. The first shares the story of a new mother who begins having life-threatening complications just moments after giving birth to her long-awaited first child. The second allows us to experience a teenager’s inspirational journey from traumatic accident to… Well, see for yourself.
Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey
We were able to celebrate our fifth Gala thanks to a community who has never stopped believin’ in us. Thanks to you, we’ve accomplished so much in just a year’s time. And we continued to see that generous support during the program, as the room made gifts totaling $151,000. Between attendees and event sponsors, the Gala helped raise more than $1 million in support for the Because Care Matters Campaign. If you’d like to join those who contributed, you can still do so through the Foundations website.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Whitney Houston
Time after Time, the Gala demonstrates why it is an unrivaled Rochester event. It Takes Two to deliver that kind of experience, which is why in addition to 80s tribute band Jessie’s Girl we had Vali Entertainment’s Uptown Mix. Between them, attendees were dancing All Night Long.
Pictures of You, The Cure
Those yearning for a red carpet experience got it from the 180° glam cam. But those were far from the only photos taken. If you really want a sense of what this year’s Gala was like, search for #RRHGala on your preferred social media platforms or take a look at the event’s photo gallery.
Wegman Companies, Inc.
Clark Patterson Lee
LeChase Construction Services, LLC
Cocktail Hour Sponsor
Harris Beach PLLC
Social Media Sponsor
Rochester Radiology Associates, P.C.
A.P. Enterprises Property Services
Brown & Brown of New York
O’Connell Electric Company, Inc.
Rainaldi Brothers, Inc.
Drs. Patrick & Gail Riggs & Family
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Gallina Development Construction
J.P. Morgan Chase
M/E Engineering, PC
ACM Medical Laboratories
J.T. Mauro Co. Inc.
Mark IV Enterprises
Postler & Jaeckle Corp.
Schuler-Haas Electric Corp
Ajay Glass Co.
Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean & Prato,
The Cabot Group
Cobblestone Capital Advisors, LLC
Constellation NewEnergy Inc.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Linden Oaks Management Co., Inc.
Osborn, Reed & Burke, LLP
RGH Department of Medicine
Rochester Colon & Rectal Surgeons, P.C.
Rochester Davis-Fetch Corporation
AAC Contracting, Inc.
Billitier Electric, Inc.
Crickler Vending Company, Inc.
Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP
IBC Engineering, P.C.
In Loving Memory of Paul Mastro
MVP Health Care
NY Chapter NECA/IBEW Local 86
Omega Tool Measuring & Precision
Rochester Building & Construction
Rochester Regional Health Laboratories
Special Care Systems, LLC
Spezio Property Services
Strategic Interests, LLC
West Ridge Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Dr. Robert Mayo and Karin Mayo
Popli Design Group