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See You at the Beach!

It’s time to swap out your winter boots for flip-flops and escape to a warm oasis. The EMMC Auxiliary’s eleventh annual Winter Beach Ball is Saturday, March 4, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Doors open at 7 pm for a social hour and silent auction. Beach goers are encouraged to don their favorite beach or disco attire and enjoy a memorable night of food, fun, and dancing to the sounds of Motor Booty Affair, beginning at 8 pm. Then, take a break from doing “The Hustle” and finish bidding in the silent auction while recharging with light refreshments and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit EMMC’s new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The Winter Beach Ball has become a community favorite and equally successful fundraising event for our pediatric patients. “The EMMC Auxiliary’s generous support of the new NICU will have a lasting effect on generations of babies and families in our region,” says Mark Brown, MD, a neonatologist and EMMC’s chief of Pediatrics. “The NICU was built to provide every advantage to our tiniest patients and ensure a comfortable environment for families, many of whom spend several weeks away from home. By contributing to the NICU, the Auxiliary is supporting leading edge care.”

EMMC Auxiliary members are ambassadors of EMMC within our region, acting as advocates for the community’s healthcare and patient needs. Working in partnership with EMHS Foundation, the EMMC Auxiliary brings together a group of community members from all walks of life. Jan Currier, Auxiliary president, says, “The EMMC Auxiliary, by mission, is charged with promoting the health and welfare of the community. We are proud to say that since its establishment in 1893, the Auxiliary has contributed more than 3.5 million dollars to the hospital and its programs.”

For more information about the Winter Beach Ball or to purchase tickets visit the Winter Beach Ball webpage. If you would like to learn more about EMMC Auxiliary’s upcoming events or are interested in getting involved, visit the EMMC Auxiliary webpage.