Tickets are available for St. Barnabas Charities annual fashion gala and luncheon celebrating fashion and friendship Saturday, Oct. 20 at The Washington Place and the Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. Serving as mistress of ceremonies will be Trisha Pittman of WPXI-TV. Following the theme "Ooh La La," guests will be whisked away to Paris for the afternoon with unique shopping with dozens of vendors, a divine lunch, an over-the-top basket raffle and fall fashion show.
Tickets are $32 for lunch, shopping and the fashion show or $17 for shopping and fashion show only. Groups of six or more receive $5 off each ticket, available by calling 724-444-5521 or by visiting www.stbarnabashealthsystem.com. Proceeds will benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 provided more than $5.2 million to patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas who otherwise would not be able to afford their care.
WPXI-TV is the event sponsor of the fashion gala, UPMC Health Plan is the runway sponsor and Trib Total Media is the Luncheon sponsor. The following sponsors will also play a key role in the success of the fundraising event: James Austin Company, Jack Buncher Foundation, DeForest Koscelnik Yokitis Skinner & Berardinelli, ESB Bank, Jim & Elin Roddey, Matoka & Sons Plumbing, MMC Land Management, Northern Connection Magazine, Pinnacle Financial Strategies, Reed & Witting Company, Kathy and Don Seaton RE/MAX Select Realty.
About St. Barnabas
St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania and offers service apart from the ordinary in a faith-based, non-denominational setting. Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 900 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients. The health system is composed of the St. Barnabas Communities, a continuing care retirement community including The Village at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas and White Tail Ridge; St. Barnabas Clinical Services, including St. Barnabas Nursing Home, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas; and St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm, which includes the Kean Theatre and Rudolph Auto Repair.