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Run for the roses at our annual gala

Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation 2014 Gala

Run for the roses

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

6 p.m. to midnight

Chesapeake Conference Center

Chesapeake, VA


Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation’s gala has been the signature fundraising event for thirteen years, raising funds in support of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. The event has net substantial support to fund program and equipment needs, such as the expansion of the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center, equipment needs to support the Level II Nursery, and the renovation of the Emergency Department.  

To advance Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s commitment to innovation and its mission of improving the quality of life in our community, the 2014 Run For The Roses Gala will fund 3D mammography equipment to expand our capabilities for improved screening and diagnostic breast imaging.  

By offering a three-dimensional rendering of the breast, this technology will result in a 30 percent increase in accuracy, a decrease in recall rates and biopsies, and provide earlier breast cancer detection.

Benefits to the patients and staff include:
-Uses less dose than one would receive from any other 3D unit in Hampton Roads
-Dose from this 3D unit is one-half of the dose that a patient would receive from a routine three-view 2D mammography exam
-Increases comfort for the patient by only requiring one compression for each breast
-Delivers superior sensitivity for architectural distortions and masses
-Helps improve specificity of lesion margin visibility
-Assists radiologists to reduce recall rates through better characterization of findings
-Allows radiologists to integrate images easily and get the most from the investment
Currently, the Chesapeake Regional Breast Center performs more than 20,000 mammograms each year.

Join us as we celebrate our Winner’s Circle – our donors, physicians, and community supporters. Activities include dinner and dancing to the band, A-Town A-List. You can also have a “Photo Finish” during the event and bet on the ponies for a chance to win a prize.  

Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available. Click here to view the Gala 2014 sponsorship brochure, which includes information and reservation forms for sponsorships, tables, tickets and underwriting. For more information, please contact Sherry Barnette at 757-312-6314 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Special room rates for gala guests are available at the Marriott Chesapeake, which is located next to the Chesapeake Conference Center. Click here to make a reservation. Guests who wish to arrive early or stay late may adjust their dates accordingly. To make a reservation by phone, please call the Marriott's toll free number, 888-245-2617, and reference the specific group block for the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Gala.  The code for the group block is CRH. The Marriott Chesapeake is located at 725 Woodlake Drive in Chesapeake.

A special thank you to our “Run For The Roses” Sponsors

The Triple Crown - Presenting Sponsor

The Kentucky Derby Sponsors
The Bailey Consulting Group of UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Chesapeake General Hospital Auxiliary
Chesapeake Radiologists, Ltd.

Chesapeake Anesthesiologists, Inc.
Millionaire’s Row – Dinner Underwriter

Old Point National Bank
The Maker’s Mile – Cocktail Hour Underwriter

Monarch Bank
The Watering Hole – Specialty Bar Underwriter

Chesapeake Emergency Physicians
Stakes Nominations – Invitation Underwriter

PF&A Design
The Finish Line – Dessert Underwriter

Hobbs Studio
Photo Finish – Photography Underwriter

The Belmont Stakes Sponsors
Damuth Trane
Heard Concrete

The America’s Best Racing Sponsors
Virginia Oncology Associates

The Jockey Club Sponsors
Ashby Development / P. L. Reynolds & Company
Peter Bastone
Crothall Healthcare
McPhillips, Roberts & Dean
Monarch Mortgage

Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management
Jockey Valet – Valet Underwriter