Inova Health System Hosts Gala 2008

Beach Boy’s Brian Wilson to Entertain; ABC’s Leon Harris to Emcee

Falls Church, VA – (October 17, 2008) — Inova Health System’s Gala 2008, An Evening of Miracles, will be held Saturday, October 25, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. This festive evening will include silent and live auctions, as well as a live performance by acclaimed singer-songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and one of the most influential pop composers of the last 50 years. Emmy award-winning anchor Leon Harris of WJLA ABC 7 will emcee the event.

This annual event raises funds to support the facilities and programs throughout Inova Health System. Donors have the opportunity to select a beneficiary hospital or program of their choice. Last year’s gala raised more than $1.5 million.

Inova Health System Gala 2008 , An Evening of Miracles

Saturday, October 25

6 p.m.   Silent Auction Reception
7:30 p.m.  Ballroom Doors Open
8 p.m.   Dinner, Awards, Live Auction and Entertainment

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
McLean, VA

The black-tie dinner and auction will be chaired by Paula and Andrew Darling of McLean, VA. The evening will also include a presentation of the “Commitment to Excellence” awards to those who have made miracles a reality at Inova.

For information about tickets, sponsorship opportunities and auction donations contact the Gala Office at 703-289-2057.

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

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