Kosair Children’s Hospital is home to the fifth largest neonatal intensive care unit in the country, caring for more than 1,000 premature babies a year.
The facility boasts the region’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center and is on record with the second successful infant heart transplant in the country back in 1986.
With impressive stats like these, it’s no wonder more and more organizations outside of the hospital’s walls are stepping up to provide support for this national resource located in our own backyard.
Many of us are familiar with the Children’s Hospital Foundation, a valuable agency that holds several high-profile events a year and raises a substantial amount of money and awareness to benefit the hospital. While many people will become involved with these events by donating time, talents and money to make each successful, there are a growing number of groups who wish to stage their own fundraisers.
On Feb. 5, one of these newly-formed events, Tres Chic Shelbyville, was held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House for its second year. Organizers of this event wanted a way to support the hospital in honor of all of the Shelbyville-area families who have been helped by its amazing medical staff and services.
Tres Chic guests were treated to wine and bourbon tastings, courtesy of Brown Forman, Southern-style appetizers, live music, door prizes and of course, a silent auction.
The Tres Chic event committee exceeded its goal of raising $10,000 to start the Shelby County Outreach Fund, which will assist families in financial need who have a child being treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Tip: If you or your group is interested in hosting an event with proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, please contact the foundation at (502) 629-8060 for guidelines for a successful event.
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