Party Girl was invited to another very special event last weekend. The University Medical Center Foundation Board Members advocate for the uninsured, and UMCF's mission of maintaining high standards in uninsured patient care have truly touched my heart. They continue their efforts to raise money and raise awareness every day, and held a jazz brunch fundraiser on Sunday, June 24 at a la carte. (I love brunches that mix mimosas and music.) Super entertainers Smoothe Like That and lead singer Patsy Bienvenu set the mood while I browsed the silent auction tables. More than 20 silent auction packages were up for grabs, and you should have seen the swarm around the LSU football helmet autographed by head coach Les Miles and former quarterback Jamarcus Russell. When I last checked, the bid was at $700. The breakfast buffet menu included crab cakes au jus, praline creamed yams, and tenderloin grillades that satisfied my appetite. Party Girl indeed had a full belly by the time the bananas foster flambÃ© was served, but I never pass up dessert!
And it was so good to learn ever more about UMC's state of the art radiology equipment; UMC operates in conjunction with the LSU Medical School. Fundraising efforts combined with donations, gifts, bequests, or transfers of property for the charitable, educational and scientific purposes of University Medical Center are the sole means of funding for operations and equipment. It would also be impossible for UMC to operate without the generous pro bono services of Lafayette area doctors, whose most charitable gift is the time and expertise they provide for less privileged citizens. I salute the good doctors and the remarkable board and staff of U.M.C.
Party on! ' PG
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