I like knocking out multiple birds with one stone when given the opportunity, so February’s “Party in the Park” event is right up my alley! Date night + supporting a fantastic cause = win-win situation!
Huntsville Hospital Foundations Presents “Party in the Park”
On Friday, February 12th, the Huntsville Hospital Foundation will host its annual fundraiser – this year entitled “Party in the Park” – that helps raise funds for much-needed items for Madison Hospital.
Event organizers had to get a bit creative this year to find a way to still host the annual fundraiser while adhering to CDC guidelines but still offering an incredible evening, and it looks like they’ve found a way to do just that!
This Valentines Day weekend event includes a drive-in movie experience, an individually-packaged gourmet meal, a silent auction, and all kinds of giveaways! One of the best parts is that you never have to leave your car. You’ll be directed when to park, your meals will be brought to you, you’ll place your silent auction bids with your phone, and you’ll be eligible for giveaways by simply just purchasing a ticket.
All of this couldn’t be easier or more fun!
Tickets can be purchased online and are $75/person. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 5:30 or 8 p.m. showtime. When Harry Met Sally will be played at both.
Those considering tickets should know and be excited about what their money will help support. You aren’t just purchasing a nice meal or laughing along with an enjoyable movie, but you’ll be directly contributing to the purchase of a state-of-the-art C-Arm machine for the Madison Hospital operating room.
What is the C-Arm machine?
This incredible piece of equipment takes in-motion imaging of an extremity to guide surgeons, which helps to ensure the surgical hardware has been placed correctly. All images are real-time, so there is no delay during surgery. This much-needed equipment will be used for all types of surgeries, including orthopedic, pain procedures, abdominal, spine, and urological.
The total cost of this equipment is upwards of $130,000 (!!!), and the Huntsville Hospital Foundation is so hopeful that the “Party in the Park” event will help fund bringing this technology to Madison.
Why I personally think this is so important
My husband and I live in Madison with our three children, so one of us is bound to have surgery of some kind down the road. Having the opportunity to zip right down the road to our local hospital would be a tremendous help and comfort.
My parents, in-laws, and grandmother also live here, so it would be comforting to me to know that if they needed surgery at Madison Hospital, the equipment being used is the best they could get their hands on. Health-related issues are things that we all deal with from time to time, and knowing that our community hospital is ready to perform the necessary tasks with the best technology out there is a pretty big stinkin’ deal.
“Party in the Park” Overview
What: A Valentine’s weekend date night opportunity to watch a drive-in movie, eat a good meal, and participate in a silent auction and giveaways
When: Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 5:30 or 8 p.m.
Where: Hexagon Parking Lot, Building 23A
230 Business Park Blvd., Madison