“Celebration of Hope” to Raise Funds for Backus Children’s Hospital

The third annual “Celebration of Hope” wine-tasting and auction will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto’s Harborview Room. Funds raised at the event will benefit families with children in the hematology/oncology program at the George & Marie Backus Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center.

More than 75 specialty wines will be available for tasting. There will also be live and silent auctions with a variety of fine items up for bid.

Celebration of Hope is the opening event for the Savannah Jazz Festival and will feature a jazz performance by the renowned Ben Tucker Trio. Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information please call 912-350-8194 or visit kidshope.memorialhealth. com.

Backus Children’s Hospital works with the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center to provide the region’s only pediatric and adolescent hematology/oncology program.

Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed tertiary medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. Memorial University Medical Center has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates four years in a row for providing an outstanding patient experience. Visit our Web site at www.memorialhealth.com.

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