Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) will hold its annual Spring Gala fundraiser on Saturday, May 4 starting at 6 p.m. at Lombardo’s in Randolph.

This year’s theme is “Shining a Light on Outstanding Care.” Funds raised will go toward supporting behavioral health programs in the hospital’s Emergency Department for patients with mental health or substance misuse problems, including opioid addiction.

“Mental health and addiction problems are a pressing community health issue,” BID-Milton President Richard Fernandez stated. “Funds raised at this event will allow us to support new and exciting programs in the hospital’s Emergency Department that will help patients struggling with mental health or addictions problems, including opioid abuse, and access treatment programs more quickly.”

Special guest emcee Doug Meehan of WCVB will lead the festivities, which will include a silent auction, including a trip for two to Ireland’s Kilkea Castle, a gourmet dinner, and dancing with DJ Emelita.

“What an incredible honor it is to be co-chairing BID-Milton’s Spring Gala along with Carol Fallon and Dr. Nina Shervin. It’s a wonderful evening benefiting our community and is so much fun,” Kathy Huntington stated. “Get your friends together, purchase your tickets, and I’ll see you on the dance floor.”

A highlight of BID-Milton’s annual Gala is the awarding of the Charles C. Winchester Award, given to an individual who possess the traits of commitment, service, and leadership to the community.

This year’s honoree is H. Esterbrook Longmaid, M.D., the hospital’s long-time medical director of radiology and former president of the hospital’s medical staff.

To order tickets, become a sponsor, or donate an auction item, visit www.bidmilton.org/gala or call 617-313-1311.

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