82nd Annual Candlelight Ball
Celebrates the Start of the Holiday Season
General Chairman Betty Knight Scripps Chairs Historic Gala for Ninth Year to benefit Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 14, 2011) – For the ninth consecutive year, philanthropist and newspaper heiress Betty Knight Scripps will serve as General Chairman of the 82nd Annual Candlelight Ball, to benefit Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Through Mrs. Scripps’ generosity and leadership, the annual fundraising event has raised approximately $22 million to support lifesaving care at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
The Candlelight Ball will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at The Grand Del Mar. This highly anticipated and prestigious black-tie affair features spectacular holiday décor, exquisite dining and festive music from The Bob Hardwick Sound.
“I am committed to supporting Scripps Health and the premier health care services it has provided to our community for more nearly 90 years,” says Mrs. Scripps, a Rancho Santa Fe resident.
Mrs. Scripps is Chairman of Scripps Enterprises, Inc., a private firm with holdings in publishing, real estate, oil and gas. Her philanthropies are numerous. In addition to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, they include the University of Virginia, the Miller Center – where she established the Scripps Library, the Mayo Clinic, the American Red Cross, Monticello, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the English National Ballet and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography to name just a few. The Scripps League Education and Research Fund has provided financial assistance to students at Brigham Young University's School of Journalism for many years.
To learn more about the 82nd Annual Candlelight Ball, please call 858-678-6349 or visit www.scrippshealthfoundation.org.
About Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Established in 1924 by Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, one of the county's six designated trauma centers, offers a wide range of clinical and surgical services including 24-hour emergency services; intensive care; interventional cardiology and radiology; radiation oncology; cardiothoracic and orthopedic services; neurology; ophthalmology; and mental health and psychology services. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla is also San Diego’s first and only Magnet Hospital as designated by the American Nurses Association for quality patient care.
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