LOS ANGELES, JUNE 20 — (WiredPRNews.com) The 2009 Charity Ball will celebrate St. Francis Medical Center’s legacy of charitable service to the community while raising funds to ensure vital healthcare services are available in the future. The event’s proceeds will support essential outreach programs and charitable care for children and families in the Southeast Los Angeles community.
Set for June 20th, Actress, comedian, author, playwright and TV personality KIM COLES will host the festivities all geared toward promoting the health and wellness of the community. “Alot of organizations say they give back to the community and it’s usually monetarily. But St Francis has an engine for the community to be reformed and they actually work to make the community better. I am honored to be the host of this year’s Charity Ball and encourage all those who are able to join me in raising funds for vital healthcare services,” says actress and event host, Kim Coles.
The event to be held on Paramount Studios property will feature a full course meal catered by Wolfgang Puck, live entertainment, a marketplace, and Silent/Live Auctions sponsored by Tres Generaciones, Monster Cable, Dollhouse Shoes, Flud Timepieces, and BlueStar Jets among many others. Some of this year’s confirmed celebrities and dignitaries include Bollywood Superstar, Mallika Sherawat, Brian White and the Helping Hands Charity, Judy Tenuta, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Chris Robinson, Jackie Long, and Christian Audigier while others are confirming daily.
“The purpose of the charity ball is to raise dollars for the preservation of SFMC’s programs and services that are a critical lifeline to healthcare access to the over one million residents in South Los Angeles. Our ability to serve the community is only proportional to the generosity of others,” says Rodney D. Franks, CEO of St. Francis Medical Center Foundation.
Red Carpet Arrivals begin @ 6:30 pm which heads into the venue’s lush VIP Setting & Media Room, followed by the dinner to commence at 8:00 pm.
About St. Francis Medical Center
St. Francis Medical Center provides patient-centered, economical health services with a special concern for the sick poor and their families. We operate a 384-bed acute care hospital, six community-based health clinics, and the largest and busiest private emergency trauma center in Los Angeles County — treating 60,000 children and adults each year. Last year, more than 6,000 babies were born at SFMC’s Family Life Center, with 750 babies cared for in our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our Healthy Community Initiatives bring healthcare services to children and families in their schools and neighborhoods. In addition, we operate the Children’s Counseling Center for abused and neglected children, St. Francis Career College, and a broad range of educational and community services programs.
About Kim Coles
Actress, comedian, author, playwright and TV personality KIM COLES is truly a renaissance woman. Best known for her zany characters and outrageous sense of humor, KIM COLES is best know for her five-season turn as the unforgettable “Sinclair” on FOX’s ground-breaking comedy series, Living Single, KIM COLES has starred on numerous hit television programs, including Frasier, Six Feet Under, In Living Color, and One on One. She has also served as co-host for several morning programs, including Fox After Breakfast and Lifetime’s lifestyle magazine, New Attitudes, as well as the national syndicated daytime talk show, In the Loop. In addition, she has been a guest co-host for various shows, including The View and Good Day Live. KIM COLES is also known to reality audiences for having appeared on The Mole, VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and BET’s search for “the next superstar of funny.”