Aretha Franklin to Entertain; NPR’s Nina Totenberg to Emcee
Falls Church, VA – (October 19, 2009) – Inova Health System’s Gala 2009, Black and White Ball, will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. This festive evening will include silent and live auctions, as well as a live performance by the world-renowned “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg, will emcee the event.
This annual event raises funds to support 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 $1.8 million.
Inova Health System Gala 2009, Black and White Ball
Saturday, October 24
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
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102
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 shown extraordinary leadership and dedication to Inova and its mission to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.
For more information, or to make a donation, contact the Gala Office at 703-289-2057 or visit inova.org/gala.
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.