The Hoag Hospital Foundation 552 Club, a community-based hospital support group comprised of volunteers and donors, raised $172,000 for Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Irvine at its annual movie-screening event.
Over 1,000 physicians, nurses, patients and staff, as well as 30 Orange County restaurants attended the fundraiser at Big Newport Edwards Theatre in Fashion Island.
Attendees enjoyed a private screening of the recent blockbuster release Crazy Stupid Love, while dining on an assortment of foods from popular restaurants including a healthy fare of gluten-free, diabetic and heart-healthy options. The Newport Beach Firefighters and the Bluewater Grill and Oyster Bar participated in the event marking their 24th year contributing to the cause.
Since 1966, 552 Club has organized a variety of events from the Toshiba Classic, PGA Champions Tour event, Charity Shoot, and the Christmas Carol Ball and has raised over $37 million to support the hospitals.
Upcoming events for the next months will be a mixer on September 14 at the Back Bay Bistro in the evening. There will also be a Forum on Healthcare, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.
“The Hoag Movie Screening is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Robert Adams, chair of the event. “We enjoy meeting with friends, trying some of the best food and a movie while raising awareness and support for our hospitals.”
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