Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation to host music-themed gala March 9


Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation invites friends and supporters to dust off their boots and put on their diamonds next month for a night of dinner, dancing, and music at the organization’s yearly charity gala. The Twelfth Annual Music is the Best Medicine Foundation Gala will be held Thursday, March 9 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. This year’s “Boots and Bling” theme will offer attendees a chance to enjoy an evening of style and song while supporting advancements in local healthcare.

The Quibble Brothers will headline the event, providing the night’s musical entertainment with a country and western flair. The multi-instrument quintet’s repertoire features country music, bluegrass, and western swing.

As the foundation’s signature event, the gala brings together supporters from across Hunt County. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the foundation and its many projects throughout the Hunt Regional Healthcare organization. In addition to providing ongoing support to FitSTEPS for Life—a fitness program designed to enhance the health of cancer patients pre- and post-remission—gala proceeds will also support three major areas of need by funding new purchases for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the emergency departments in Greenville, Commerce, and Quinlan, and the Hunt Regional Medical Center Vein Center.

“As the hospital expands the services it offers patients, the foundation must also expand its support for the organization and its facilities,” said Alicia Wittkopf, executive director for Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation.

“Through the money raised at the gala, the foundation will be able to begin several new projects this year, in addition to providing continued funding for past projects,” said Wittkopf.

Guests will have the opportunity to take a chance on several bonus activities throughout the night. A game of “Heads or Tails” during the dinner portion of the evening will send one guest home with a large cash prize. Keeping in tradition with previous galas, a silent auction will run during the reception. A raffle will also take place the night of the event for a pair of diamond hoop earrings donated by Jan and David Williams of Taylor Brothers Jewelers in Greenville. Set in 14K white gold, the earrings feature 3-carats of 56 round brilliant diamonds and are valued at $6,000. Raffle tickets are priced at $10 and are available for purchase at Taylor Brothers Jewelers, from any HRHF board member, or in the foundation office on the first floor of HRMC.

Tickets for the gala are priced at $100. To learn more about the event, purchase tickets, or for sponsorship information, visit or call 903-408-1068.

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