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WICKED Announces Benefit Fundraiser for Oahu's Pali Momi Women's Center

Health Care Heroes to Be Celebrated at Sunday, November 25 Performances of WICKED in Honolulu

Pali Momi Women's Center
PRLog - Nov. 22, 2012 - HONOLULU -- On November 25th cast members of WICKED will announce the Pali Momi Medical Center’s Health Care Hero and present the Pali Momi Women’s Center with a significant monetary gift at a special benefit reception event.

Through an online nomination process at www.PaliMomiGift.org, patients served at Pali Momi Medical Center and their families have submitted stories about how their lives were changed forever by their caring and skilled caregivers – their Health Care Heroes. One such hero and his or her family, along with their patient/family nominator(s) will be celebrated that day with tickets to a special performance of the show.

WICKED and the Pali Momi Foundation have partnered in this effort to raise funds and awareness of the vital patient-centered, comprehensive health services provided by Pali Momi Women’s Center.  Funds were raised through advanced sales of benefit tickets.

After breaking box office records and selling out across the country, WICKED will debut in Honolulu on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 22, with performances scheduled through January 12. Visit http://www.magicspace.net/honolulu/#.UK5SHeR7Rxt for more information..

On Sunday, November 25th at 4pm, immediately following the matinee show, members of the cast of WICKED will welcome Pali Momi Medical Center staff, patients and their families on the lawn at the Neal Blaisdell Center.  There will be a reception with performances by some of the stars of the show, including local boy Cliffton Hall, as well as the awarding of Pali Momi’s Health Care Hero and presentation of a significant monetary gift to the Pali Momi Women’s Center.

“We are grateful to WICKED, Broadway Hawai‘i and the generous ticket-buying audience, for this remarkable gift, said Jen Chahanovich, Chief Operating Officer at Pali Momi Medical Center.  Their donation will help support our specialized services and personalized programs for cancer patients at the Pali Momi Women’s Center; the only facility of its kind in West O‘ahu.”

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz.  One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood.  The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friendsgrow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide: New York; London; Japan; Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and twoconcurrent North American National Tours.          

Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to http://www.wickedthemusical.com/.

About The Pali Momi Foundation

Pali Momi Foundation supports the charitable mission of its nonprofit hospital affiliate, Pali Momi Medical Center, by raising funds to provide the West O‘ahu community with specialty medical care, purchase life-saving equipment, support community outreach and education, and further local research.  Learn more at: www.PaliMomiGift.org.

About The Pali Momi Women’s Center

The Pali Momi Women's Center is growing to meet the needs of the West O'ahu community. Since opening in 2003, patients have come to depend on the Pali Momi Women's Center for regular check-ups and advanced breast health care.  This new expansion combines Pali Momi's tradition of excellent care, emphasis on patient safety and offers additional services including a patient navigator, a resource library and the most advanced technology in digital mammography and Breast MRI. The Pali Momi Women's Center remains the only facility in West O'ahu that offers patient centered, comprehensive health services to women of all ages. The Pali MomiWomen's Center is located at the Pali Momi Medical Pavilion (site of the former Inspiration Furniture store).

About Pali Momi Medical Center

Pali Momi Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital located in West O‘ahu and dedicated to the health and well-being of all Hawai‘i residents. With 116 beds and more than 375 physicians, Pali Momi offers a full range of services. It has deliveredmany medical firsts for the community, including West O‘ahu’s only interventional cardiac catheterization unit for the detection and treatment of heart disease, a fully integrated minimally invasive surgical suite, CT scan and MRI services, emergency services, a women’s center and the state’s first retina center. Pali Momi is the only facility in Hawai‘i that utilizes a team triage approach in its Emergency Room, where patients are promptly evaluated by an emergency physician. For four consecutive years, the American Heart Association has recognized the hospital with its Gold Award for excellence in the treatment of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). In 2009, it was one of only 118 facilities across the country to meet this high standard. Additionally, theAmerican Heart Association has   awarded Pali Momi with its Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure (HF).  Pali Momi was founded in 1989 and is an affiliate of Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at: www.palimomi.org.

About Broadway In Hawaii / MagicSpace Entertainment

Broadway In Hawaii has been presenting the very best touring Broadway productions at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall and the historic Hawaii Theater since 1999. Most recently, our sold-out engagement of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast took Hawaii by storm and CATS was the hottest family ticket during the holidays. Its CATS fundraiser for Kapi’olani Medical Center was an incredible success, earning Hawaii’s favorite non-profit charity thousands of dollars! In December 2011, Broadway In Hawaii / MagicSpace Entertainment presented the Hawaii premiere of RIVERDANCE. It took 16 years for this international Irish dancing phenomenon to reach Honolulu. Over the next few seasons, we hope to present more long overdue, top quality shows in Honolulu, including the world’s favorite musical, WICKED.

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