Thanks to the efforts of this year’s ball chairs, Mrs. Michael Reilly, Mrs. Jason Bearden, and Mrs. James Leitner, The DCH Foundation will be able to provide the funds to hire a Child Life Specialist for the DCH Health System’s emergency departments. This person will be uniquely trained on how children experience and react to pain and fear. They will also bring invaluable skills and training to make DCH’s emergency staff even better at caring for the hundreds of kids who come through our doors each year. This is especially important, because nearly 20 percent of all our emergency visits are children.
Dr. and Mrs. Jason Bearden, Mr. and Mrs. James Leitner, Mr and Mrs. Michael Reilly
Decorations Chairperson Mrs. Leslie Fowler’s vision of “A Night in Havana” also featured beautiful photographs from Jim Harrison III, in a series entitled “Beautiful Decay, Visions of Cuba.” These photos were taken on a recent trip to the island. In addition to the Harrison Family, Platinum Benefactors for the evening included Bryant Bank, Harrison Construction Company, Mercedes-Benz US International, Aspire Physical Recovery Centers, The Radiology Clinic, NHS Management, and Southland Benefit Solutions/ FNB of Central Alabama. Gold Benefactors included JMF, John Plott Company, Miers Pass Philanthropy, and Neonatology Associated of Tuscaloosa.
The DCH Foundation wishes to thank all of the Benefactors for their steadfast and committed support through the last 29 years. With the help of the community, The DCH Foundation Ball has put more than $3 Million to work on bringing excellent healthcare to the people of West Alabama.