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Every November, Scotland Memorial Foundation plays host to its premiere fundraising event, Putting on the Ritz – A Gala of Giving. The 2022 Putting on the Ritz, which marks the 29th anniversary of this event to support Scotland Health Care System, will be held in-person on Saturday, November 5 on the hospital campus in Laurinburg.

Your support of last year’s virtual Ritz helped us raise more than $290,000. As we gather in-person for the first time since 2019, we hope you will join us once again as an underwriter, contributor, or auction donor for the 2022 Putting on the Ritz! Once again, you can also participate in the Ritz Raffle, silent auction, and Fund the Need.


The individuals and businesses who support Putting on the Ritz make a significant impact with their generous financial contributions. Scotland Memorial Foundation uses the proceeds from the Ritz to fund numerous community-based health and wellness programs and services each year, including:

  • • Support Groups
  • • Free Mammogram Fund
  • • Scholarships
  • • Henley’s Heart Fund to support Cardiopulmonary Rehab patients
  • • Wound Healing Center Patient Support Fund
  • • Nursery Patient Support Fund
  • • Scotland Cancer Treatment Center Patient Support Fund
  • • Charles L. “Chuck” Hicks Memorial Fund to support cardiovascular patients.


Fund the Need

Every year Scotland Memorial Foundation designates a recipient of the Fund the Need initiative. This year, 100% of Fund the Need contributions will support colonoscopy screenings for those in need.

  • • The staggering facts about Colorectal Cancer are:
  • • Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the U.S.
  • • Colon Cancer affects men and women of all ethnicities.
  • • Colon Cancer may be inherited.
  • • People with Colon Cancer may feel completely healthy.
  • • Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable kinds of cancer.
  • • Colonoscopy is the most effective colorectal cancer screening test.
  • • All average risk people should have a screening colonoscopy as early as age 45.
  • • Many Americans are not being screened for Colon Cancer, despite the life-saving benefits.
  • • Colorectal screenings save lives!