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Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary to hold spring gala May 5 in Fairfield

Friday, April 15, 2016

Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual spring gala, Dancing with the Hospital Stars #2, Thursday, May 5, starting at 6 pm, at Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield. 

Inspired by the success of last year's gala, during which auxiliary members and hospital staff paired with professional dancers in a dance contest, this year's event will benefit: 
  • the purchase of a state-of-the-art Bravo gastroenterology device to help diagnose acid reflux disease
  • nursing scholarships and graduation awards to students of the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing 
  • the Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet; 
  • a mobile gaming station used by child life specialists for children awaiting outpatient surgery
  • a bilingual lactation consultant for the Women's Care Center.
  • physical therapy equipment and training for Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers staff
Dancers include Drs. Nicholas Bertini and Amarjit Lamba; nurses Lisa Grosso and Leslie Rivera; surgical technologist Debbie Montoya; and auxiliary member Kathleen Sauer. Each will be paired with a professional dancer from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Southport. 

For ticket information, call 203-384-3331.