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Central Texas Medical Center: News

David Magee Headlines Evening of Illusion, Intrigue, Magic and Comedy at Stars of Texas Gala



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    

August 9, 2018






SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – As the final preparations are being made for the 25th Annual Stars of Texas Gala, the Central Texas Medical Center Foundation announced Mentalist David Magee will headline the night’s entertainment. Joining Magee on the program are Michael Goudeau, Pasha & Aliona and Christopher Hart. Hays County’s premiere black-tie event will take place Sunday, October 7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center in San Marcos.


Continuously acclaimed as one of America’s Top Sleight of Hand Artist and manipulator of the mind, Magee is continually sought after as one of the country’s top Corporate Entertainers and has been proclaimed by Nolan Ryan to be the “Entertainer’s Entertainer.” He has been featured on national television talk shows, and recently received the International Magician Society’s Merlin Award for Mentalist of the Year.


Goudeau has spent 26 years performing his juggling comedy routine in Las Vegas, amassing over 15,000 appearances as the special guest artist in the Lance Burton Show. The husband and wife variety dance team of Pasha and Aliona are known for entertaining audiences with elegance, humor and unique acrobatic choreography. They have appeared on several television shows and have performed around the globe. Hart has traveled the world with his unique and visual magic act, which features his “living glove” routine that he has performed on numerous European and American television specials.


“We are excited to bring this impressive lineup to the Stars of Texas Gala,” said Anthony Stahl, CTMC President/CEO. “For the past 24 years, the Gala has been a remarkable event that has kept CTMC at the forefront of medical technology, and I expect the 25th to be the best yet.”


This year’s Gala will pay tribute to pioneering advocate for global nutrition Eleanor Crook. As one of the original founding members of the CTMC Foundation Board of Directors in 1982, she was instrumental in turning Central Texas Medical Center into what it is today. Crook, along with eight other members, raised nearly $1 million to purchase the land where the hospital is located today. The Board’s vision lives on today with CTMC continuing to care for the San Marcos and Hays County community as it has done since 1923.


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


To become a sponsor or purchase tickets, visit The deadline to become a sponsor is September 5. For more information, visit or contact Jerilyn Miller of the CTMC Foundation at 512-753-3687.




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.


CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. As part of Adventist Health System, CTMC brings a long tradition of Christian healthcare to San Marcos. Now with 46 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.


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