2nd Annual Pulse of the City

Banner Health Foundation’s gala supports prevention of blindness in high-risk babies

Banner Health Foundation held its second annual The Pulse of the City Soiree on Dec. 2 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The University of Arizona’s Pride of Arizona marching band drum line greeted guests as they arrived. During the cocktail reception, attendees enjoyed live music by the Mel Brown Trio as well as the opportunity to get an early start on holiday shopping as they browsed one-of-a-kind silent auction items.

Bobby D. Ehlert of Call to Auction hosted the live auction that included all-inclusive travel and experiences.

ABC15 Arizona News Now anchor Fay Fredricks served as the evening’s emcee. After dinner and dessert, guests moved into the concert ballroom to dance to the music of legendary recording group The Pointer Sisters performing their chart-topping hits.

The Pulse of the Soiree: A Night for Sight benefited the prevention of blindness in high-risk premature babies in Banner Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care units in the Valley and Tucson. Envision Physician Services was the title sponsor.

HAUTE EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY/COURTESY BANNER HEALTH FOUNDATION

Dr. Thomas Lee

Brit and Tricia Ferrell representing title sponsor, Envision Physician Services, with The Pointer Sisters

Banner Health Board member Anne Mariucci and Lauren Rautbovel; Fay Fredricks and Bobby D. Ehlert

Maureen and Tom Grote; Banner Health Foundation Board member Bruce Ward and Jennifer Ward

Laura and David Robertson; Edyta and Brett Lytle

Mark and Christine Lum, Anthony and Ashley Hatch, and Bill and Robin Hicks, VIPs from sponsor Leslie’s Pools joined the fun with The Pointer Sisters

Concert performance by legendary three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording group The Pointer Sisters

Ginger Rough, Melissa Farley, Pat Shannahan and Banner Health Foundation Board member Mi-Ai Parrish

Members of the University of Arizona “Pride of Arizona” marching band drum line

Zach and Barbara Goldsworthy; Brian and Ana Wells

McKenna Wesley, Curtis Johnson, David Free, Amy Gaines, and Abby and Kory Leadon

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