(October 27, 2010) - The fight against cancer will take center
stage at the 9th Annual Waiting on a Cure luncheon at 11:30 a.m.,
Friday, November 19, at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto, located at 15
East Liberty Street. The theme for this year's luncheon is "Waiting
on a Noteable Cure."
The Waiting on a Cure luncheon is a unique fundraiser that
benefits the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI)
at Memorial University Medical Center. Table hosts purchase a table
for 10 and invite nine of their friends to enjoy lunch with them.
The table hosts dress in costumes based on the theme and wait on
their guests throughout the meal. The guests then tip their host at
the end of the meal, and all proceeds benefit the ACI.
Since its inception eight years ago, the event has raised more
than $840,000 for the ACI to support leading-edge cancer research
and cancer care. Proceeds from this year's event will help purchase
new equipment, enhance patient programs, and expand cancer research
"This is a fun event for an excellent cause. Every dollar raised
helps to advance cancer care right here in Savannah. And, the money
that people tip their host is 100 percent tax-deductible," said
Toby Hollenberg, event co-chair.
The ACI is a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility that
includes the region's only pediatric and gynecologic oncology
programs, the region's only practicing board-certified surgical
oncologist, and the only practice in the area devoted solely to
women's breast health. Visit aci.memorialhealth.com.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.