To the editor:
On behalf of our board of directors, volunteer health care providers, staff and patients, Andy and I, who served as chairpersons, would like to thank all of those dedicated supporters for the tremendous success of our sixth-annual Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center Gala that was held April 1.
Our health center is a nonprofit health care facility that relies on the generosity of our donors and dedication of our health care providers, staff and volunteers to enable us to continue to meet the needs of the uninsured and underserved in Jefferson County.
We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to all of our premier sponsors for their committed and motivated support of our mission to offer basic medical care with dignity and respect to our patients. The platinum sponsors include the Louis and Sandra Berkman Foundation, Hindman Family Cos., Esther Simmons Foundation, Starkdale Presbyterian Church and Youth Group, Steubenville Women's Club and Trinity Health System. The gold sponsors include the Center of Music and Art, Genesis Steel Corp., Peoples National Bank of Mount Pleasant, Starkdale Youth Group in memory of Dorothy Hackathorne and UPMC. The silver sponsors include All About Women Health Associates, Dave Arnold, Barium and Chemicals, Cattrell Cos., Franciscan University of Steubenville, G.E.M. Electric Industries, Heritage Complete Home Care, Huntington Bank Foundation, Dr. John and Chris Hyland, Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center board of directors, Ogden Directories, Dr. Frank and Ellen Petrola, Petrola Family Real Estate LLC, Steel Valley Tank and Welding, Steubenville Rotary Foundation, TEAM Ford-Lincoln, Upper Ohio Valley Building and Trades and WesBanco Bank. The bronze sponsors include Acuity Specialty Hospital, Ambulance Service Inc., Anthony Mining, Dr. Thomas and Suzanne Brown, Dr. Joseph Clause, Bryan and Kim Felmet, Eastern Gateway Community College, First Presbyterian Church of Toronto, GPC Contracting Co., Grae-Con Construction, LifeLine Hospital, Dr. Dominic Macedonia of Ohio Valley Surgical, McBane Insurance and Financial Services, Dr. John and Theresa Metcalf, Gary and Amy Richards, Riesbeck Food Markets, Valley Eye Care, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, WEIR-AM and Welsh Enterprises Inc. We are so very blessed to have so many special donors too numerous to list who have supported us throughout the years.
A live auction and drawing were part of this year's gala fundraising. We would like to thank those who generously donated the prizes: Gary and Betty Ann Kessler, David "Pokey" and Darla Lalich and Sofia Rose, Jim Emmerling, Tom Gentile, Tom Graham, Piergallini Catering and the Wintersville Fire and Rescue.
Again, thank you for your generosity to help those in need. We are looking toward a future of continued growth and expansion to meet additional areas of medical and dental care. It is our hope that you will continue to support the efforts of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center.
Dr. Mary Mihalyo
Jefferson County Fourth
Street Health Center
2012 gala co-chairperson