Lakewood Hospital's 'Starry Night' event shines

Lakewood Hospital Foundation, which raises fund exclusively for Lakewood Hospital, hosted the seventh annual "Starry Night" event on Aug. 3. Recognized as one of the West Side’s biggest and best street parties, the event boasted nearly 650 guests and raised more than $150,000. Net proceeds will directly benefit patients through the Lakewood Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center’s Diabetes Assistance Initiative and community education efforts.

Diabetes is a disease that afflicts one out of every eight people in Northeast Ohio and is likely impacting the life of someone you know – a friend, neighbor or family member. The community’s generous support of Starry Night makes a significant difference in the lives of diabetes patients in need by providing the funding necessary for supplies, daily medications and the  comprehensive diabetes education that is essential for those living with this disease.

Starry Night festivities included New Orleans-inspired comfort food and gourmet delights, lively jazz entertainment by The Killer Watt Hours, and both a silent and live auction. Monica Robins of WKYC-TV 3 was the Mistress of Ceremonies. During the event Regency Construction Services Inc. was recognized for five years of strong support as the Signature Sponsor of Starry Night.

According to Tari Rivera, president of Regency Construction, builder of the Diabetes and Endocrine Center as well as other Cleveland Clinic Health System projects, “We’re proud to support Lakewood Hospital and the Diabetes Assistance Initiative, which provides help to a growing number of residents of Lakewood and the greater west side communities – we’re pleased to make a difference in our community.”

Kristin Broadbent

Executive Director of Lakewood Hospital Foundation

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Volume 4, Issue 17, Posted 9:56 AM, 08.21.2012