PRLog - Feb. 6, 2014 - PITTSBURGH -- Governor Mike Huckabee will be the featured speaker and honored with the Hance Award as St. Barnabas Charities celebrates its 114th Founder’s Day Thursday, May 1, 2014. Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas, is the host of top-rated network weekend news commentary program, a 2008 presidential candidate, an author, an ordained pastor, an avid musician, and a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
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St. Barnabas Charities’ annual fundraising gala will be held at the Marriott Pittsburgh North in Cranberry Twp. and begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $300 per person to attend dinner and the program, available by calling 724-625-3770 or by visiting www.StBarnabasHealthSystem.com. Guests may also attend a private VIP reception with Gov. Huckabee before the dinner program for $800 per person. Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which annually provides more than $4.5 million in free care to needy patients at St. Barnabas.
William V. Day, president of St. Barnabas Health System, will present Gov. Mike Huckabee with the prestigious Hance Award, named for St. Barnabas founder Gouverneur P. Hance (1871-1954), the lay Episcopalian brother who founded St. Barnabas in 1900 as a refuge for incurably ill men and boys who could not afford their care. Each year, the Hance Award is presented to a person of national acclaim who exemplifies Hance’s ideals of benevolence, patriotism and service to others. Among the past Hance Award recipients are entertainer Debbie Reynolds, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, first lady Barbara Bush, astronaut “Buzz” Aldrin and President Gerald Ford and many more.
About St. Barnabas
St. Barnabas Health System is Pennsylvania's largest health care concern of its kind. In its 114th year, St. Barnabas is like no other - diverse and expansive - meeting the needs of young retirees through those who require hospice. Providing $4.5 million in free care annually, St. Barnabas engages in innovative methods to raise money for its Free Care Fund. For more information on St. Barnabas visit www.StBarnabasHealthSystem.com.