"Gala to Go" raises $32,000 for RRH Foundation

"Gala to Go" raises $32,000 for RRH FoundationThe fourth annual Evening Under the Stars Gala managed to raise $32,000, despite COVID restrictions on large public gatherings. Pictured from left are Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Foundation boardmembers Todd McKinney, Gayle Pietrangelo, Celia Mills, Jo Stauffer, Rita Read, Kim Metcalf (director), Leslie O’Neill (chair) and James Long. Eight-year-old Blake Winkel, (pictured) with oncologist Dr. Everard Hughes, attended with his family and decided to give his own money after learning about the cause — making him the youngest donor to date. The “Gala to Go,” catered by RDK, allowed patrons to enjoy gourmet meals in their own homes while participating in online interaction. Donations to the RRH Foundation can still be made to the Cancer Center by calling 760-499-3955. — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2020-10-02