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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 2021 Putting on the Ritz, which marks the 28th anniversary of this event to support Scotland Health Care System, will be held in a virtual format as we adapt to these challenging times.

Your support of last year’s virtual Ritz helped us raise more than $250,000. With COVID-19 continuing to strain our system and dedicated health care workers, we hope you will join us once again as an underwriter, contributor, or auction donor for the 2021 virtual edition of 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.

Current list of Ritz Underwriters

  • White Glove ($10,000)—Focus on Hope Foundation
  • Black Tie ($5,000)—McCulloch England Associates Architects 
  • White Tie ($3,000)—Bill Evans Company/Trophy World, Service Thread

 

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 mammogram screenings for those in need.
The staggering facts about Breast Cancer are:

  • About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • For women in the U. S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • More than 1 in 4 cancers (28%) in women are breast cancer.
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).
  • SMH performed 7,471 mammograms in the year ending September 30, 2020. In 2020, there were more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U. S.
  • 1 in 8 women WILL develop invasive breast cancer – look around the room – think of 8 women you know and love – your mother, your daughter, your sisters, your co-workers, your friends. The good news is that breast cancer, if detected in the early stages, has one of the highest cure rates. That’s why annual mammography is SO important. Help us make mammogram screenings possible for those women who are less fortunate and yet loved and needed by others.

 

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