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For Immediate Release:
May 2, 2012

Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital will host "Salute to Broadway" gala to benefit Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care

Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, Mass.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital will hold its annual spring gala on Friday, May 11, with proceeds to benefit the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care Fall River site.

The theme of this year's event is "Salute to Broadway" with entertainment by the UMass Dartmouth's Theatre Company, which will include a medley of songs from some of Broadway's favorites.

The event will kick off with hors d'oeuvres beginning at 6 p.m. and will take place at the Eagle Performing Arts Center, 35 North Main Street in Fall River. Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling 508-679-7038 ($55 of the ticket price is tax deductible).

Hors d'oeuvres will include mini Rueben sandwiches, fig spread and goat cheese, crab cakes, prosciutto wrapped apples and blue cheese with a Avissi Prosecco wine pairing. Dinner will include Manhattan style clam chowder, a Waldorf salad, an entrŽe choice of oven roasted New York sirloin with garlic sauce or chicken Toscana stuffed with wild mushrooms and parmesan risotto drizzled with sweet onion and roasted red pepper coulis. Dinner wine pairings include Casa Lapostolle Sauv Blanc and Casa Lapostolle Carmenere. Dessert will feature New York style cheesecake with strawberries and a Menage a Trois Moscato wine pairing. Wine for the event has been donated by The People's Liquor Warehouse of Massachusetts.

The event will also feature a silent auction.

The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial has pledged to raise $1 million to benefit the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Fall River site. To date, the Auxiliary has raised $735,000 towards this goal. The proceeds from this event will go towards this $1 million pledge.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876

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