SAN MARCOS, TX
– Help dreams come true by attending Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) 9th annual Hats Off For Hospice fundraiser on Sunday, March 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Texas Old Town in Kyle.
This year’s music entertainment features Bob Schneider. Schneider is a fixture on the Austin music scene, having kicked around for years in various bands before embarking on a solo career in 1999. His musical approach as a solo artist proved to be as eclectic as the diverse musical styles of his former bands, combining the traditional singer/songwriter aesthetic with elements of funk, country, rock, and folk. Schneider will be releasing his 12th studio album, Burden of Proof, in May.
“Hats Off For Hospice is a family BBQ event that raises money for CTMC Hospice Care's Dream A Dream Program,” said Lisa Adams, public relations coordinator for CTMC Hospice Care. “The Dream A Dream Program grants a wish to our patients and their families, so that their last desire in life can be fulfilled. Recent requests fulfilled include a patient’s wish to fly in a hot air balloon. We set up a family portrait. Best of all, we helped a patient to get married.”
Food is sponsored by our friends at Black’s BBQ in Lockhart. There will be one-of-a-kind door prizes. Children can enjoy fun activities such as hayrides, Say Cheese Photo Booth, Moonwalks courtesy of Awesome Jumps and Walks, face-painting courtesy of Hope & Love 4 Kids, the Kiddie Express Train and more.
Come bid on the live auction including a framed Baylor University jersey signed by Heisman Trophy Winner RGIII, jerseys framed and signed by 3-time Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Houston Texans leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns Arian Foster, signed football by Tom Brady, and acoustic guitars signed by George Strait and Alan Jackson.
There will be a silent auction including autographed cowboy hats by Kevin Fowler, Jack Ingram, Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band and more! Other items include his and her jewelry, cowboy boots, golf packages, two 3-day 2013 ACL Music Festival tickets, bed and breakfast stays, western belts and more.
Win a 4-night, 5-day family trip for six to Ruidoso, New Mexico. Winner does not need to be present at the event to win. Whether you like to ski or golf, horseback ride or shop, there is something for everyone in Ruidoso all year round. Tickets are $25 each or three for $50.
Hats Off For Hospice will provide companies the opportunity to share information about their own services. The $200 ($175 for non-profit) Lasso Sponsorship includes 4 tickets to the event and allows a business or individual to decorate a 6’ table displaying information about their company. No selling allowed.
Tickets are now available for purchase by contacting CTMC Hospice Care at (512) 754-6159
. Tickets cost $40/one ticket, $75/two tickets and $10 for children between 6 – 17 years old. Children 5 and under are free. A reserved table is available at $300 for 8 guests. Other sponsorships are available and can be viewed at www.HatsOffForHospice.com.
If you would like more information regarding Hats Off For Hospice, or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call (512) 754-6159
. Business sponsorships are still available.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.