Gala Raises $1.4 Million for Cancer Services

When clinical nurse specialist Vicky Johnson, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, decided to volunteer at the hospital’s 2017 gala, she expected to participate in a good cause. She had no idea, though, that it would be such a profoundly inspirational experience.

“I was tearful—it was a moving, amazing thing to see such generosity,” says Johnson, who cares for obstetric patients and newborns at General Hospital for Children. “As an employee donor myself, I feel good knowing the Foundation supports areas at General Hospital that need it most.”

More than 700 people came to the event, which raised $1.4 million to benefit General Hospital’s cancer services.

“I love working with our dedicated staff and employee volunteers and seeing our community come together,” says Sarah Abrams, the Foundation’s events and programs development coordinator. “Our 65 employee volunteers helped make it a memorable evening.”

“I really enjoy what I do, and feel privileged to have worked here for 26 years,” says Johnson, “I hear people compliment General Hospital all the time. But to see our community come together to support us on such a grand scale was truly inspirational.”