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Central Texas Medical Center: News

25th Annual Stars of Texas Gala Auction Items Announced


SAN MARCOS, TEXAS—The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Foundation will host its 25th annual Stars of Texas Gala on Sunday, October 7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center in San Marcos.


Each year, the silent auction is an exciting feature of the Gala, and this year is expected to be no different with travel packages, Houston Astros autographed memorabilia, Spurs tickets and more on the menu.


Items that will be available for bid the night of the auction include:


4 Night Private Belize Bungalow

If you are looking for the perfect place to unwind and unplug, Thatch Caye, Belize is your dream come true. All-inclusive private island experience for two includes over-the-water bungalows, ocean-front cabanas and only 30 people stay at any given time. Cool breezes, courtesy of the crystal clear Caribbean seas, serve as nature’s air conditioning. Spend five days and four nights marveling at stunning sunsets and star-studded night skies.


4 Night Costa Rican Oceanfront Getaway

5 days and 4 nights for you and three guests in this beautiful oceanfront private home in the Palms Private Residences in Guanacaste. Relax on the soft white sand along the brilliant waters of Playa Flamingo just 30 steps from your door.


4 Night Caribbean Bay Bliss

Spend 5 days and 4 nights in this beautiful three-bedroom penthouse in Porto Cupecoy, St. Maarten with five of your guests. This space is a perfect blend of classic sophistication and Caribbean comfort with modern convenience. The vibrant development is set around a marina and bay-front promenade with luxury boutiques, acclaimed restaurants and the convenience of a gourmet grocery market. Enjoy the wonderful amenities offered by this residence, including a private elevator, three terraces, tennis courts and a pool with zero edge entry.


2 Night Stay at Lakeway Resort and Spa – Lakeway, Texas

Relax and enjoy the tranquility at Lakeway Resort and Spa. Perched above the shimmering waters of Lake Travis, this Texas Hill Country resort provides a variety of sports and recreational amenities for the whole family. They also feature a full-service spa, three swimming pools, a whirlpool, a swim-up bar and a slide area that’s perfect for the kids. Savor creative Southern cuisine at the restaurant with outdoor seating featuring panoramic lake views. Get energized in the state of the art fitness center, set sail for a day on the lake from the marina or tee off from a championship golf course.


2 Night Stay at Horseshoe Bay Resort with a round of gold for two- Horseshoe Bay, Texas

The picture-perfect Texas Hill Country scenery at the Horseshoe Bay Resort inspires you to unwind. Taste creative local cuisine at one of eight dining options, play a round of golf on championship courses and enjoy fun family activities, from boating to tennis.


2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros jersey signed by second baseman José Altuve


2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros jersey signed by World Series MVP right fielder George Springer


Courtside seats to a San Antonio Spurs Game


The Costa Rica, St. Maarten and Belize packages are planned through Giveaway to Give, which focuses on designing unique experiences so you can escape everyday life and create memories of a lifetime with your family and friends. They offer white-glove concierge service to add a level of customization to the luxury of each exclusive private residence.


“The property was great and exceeded our expectations,” said Danny Gonzalez, winner of last year’s 3 Night New York City Getaway. “The broker was a big help also, staying in touch during our stay. The Chelsea property was right in the middle of everything we wanted to see.”


Each year, the Stars of Texas Gala supports service and technology expansions that keep CTMC on the cutting edge. This year, proceeds will benefit 3-D Mammography, a revolutionary screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool to improve early detection of breast cancer.


Tickets are $200 and available until September 17 via




About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation

The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center.


Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $10.6 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.


CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS). With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, Adventist Health System (AHS) is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A Christian mission, shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states.


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