LOS ANGELES – The Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) Foundation will host its annual gala on Saturday, Sept. 13, at The Autry Museum in Griffith Park, located at 4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles.
The event, themed “A Night at the Autry” will offer guests an evening to remember with exclusive access to the Autry Museum’s numerous art galleries and expansive grounds, as well as live and silent auctions, gourmet food, and dancing to live musical entertainment. Guests are encouraged to wear black-tie or dressy Western attire.
The Autry Museum is focused on exploring and sharing the historical experiences of the diverse peoples of the American West. The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts is one of the largest and most significant in the United States.
Encouraged by the success of last year’s “A Night at the Autry” celebration, the AVH Foundation hopes that guests who attended the 2013 gala will have the opportunity to do so again.
“The Autry Museum is an excellent venue to host the hospital gala,” said Johnny Zamrzla, AVH Foundation chairman. “The exhibitions are updated throughout the year, so there is always something new to enjoy. A new addition to this year’s exhibition is Route 66: The Road and the Romance.”
Antelope Valley Hospital has benefitted greatly from the community’s generous contributions throughout the years. Some of the beneficiaries include the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Women and Infants Pavilion, OB Clinic, Pediatric Department, Institute for Heart & Vascular Care, Forensic Services Unit, Trauma Center, Stroke Program, and Emergency Department.
“We are so thankful for the generosity of countless area donors and volunteers, who support the fundraising efforts of the AVH Foundation. With their support Antelope Valley Hospital can continue to provide state-of-the-art care and services to improve the health of our community” said Dennis Knox, AVH chief executive officer. “We look forward to another successful event this year that carries on that tradition.”
An opportunity raffle is also available in which participants will have chance to win a 2014 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle or $15,000 in cash. The second place winner will win a cash prize of $2,000 and the third place winner will take home $1,000 in cash. Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold, and tickets are still available. Participants must be at least 18 years old, but do not need to be present to win. All proceeds benefit Antelope Valley Hospital’s greatest need.
Reservations for the evening celebration are limited. To purchase event tickets, sponsorships, program advertisements, raffle tickets, or to make a donation to the event, visit www.avhospital.org/events.
Live and silent auction items are welcomed; contact the AVH Foundation at 661-949-5810 for more information.