Tickets on Sale For Red Dress Gala

Proceeds benefit LRGHealthcare cardiac technology

Press release

Don’t miss one of the most exciting nights of the winter in the Lakes Region! Tickets are on sale now for the ninth annual LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala, presented by MB Tractor & Equipment.

An event open to all in the community, the Red Dress Gala will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn & Spa. The gala is held each February to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention.

The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to purchase state-of-the-art LUCAS Chest Compression Systems for the Emergency Departments at Franklin Regional Hospital, LRGH, and for at least three local ambulances. According to Physio-Control, Inc. representative Peter Landry these systems are a “tireless lifesaver” offering a heart attack patient effective, consistent and uninterrupted compressions in accordance with AHA guidelines.

“In a busy Emergency Room or on a long ambulance ride the chest compression unit will be an invaluable tool. In addition to the clear benefit to the patient, the LUCAS units are also beneficial to emergency medical personnel – lessening confusion at the scene of the emergency, allowing responders to be safely seat-belted in the back of the ambulance, and we’ll also likely see decreased occurrences of back injuries sustained while delivering CPR,” explains LRGHealthcare Director of Emergency Services Debbie Livernois. “We’re very excited to have this technology right here in the Lakes and Three Rivers regions. The generous support from Red Dress Gala sponsors, advertisers, donors, and guests will make this purchase possible.”

All are welcome to support this great event and important cause. The theme of this year’s gala is A Winter Night’s Romance. The night’s festivities will include a mouth-watering meal created by O Steaks & Seafood, live and silent auctions, and dancing the night away to the sounds of Paul Warnick and Phil ‘n the Blanks. Friendship tables are available and seats are going fast so don’t wait – call now to purchase tickets!

Joining Presenting Sponsor MB Tractor & Equipment in supporting the Red Dress Gala are Gold Sponsor Evroks Corporation; Entertainment Sponsor Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion; Silver Sponsors Bank of New Hampshire, Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary, Landmark Benefits, Lovering Volvo, and Meredith Village Savings Bank; Bronze Sponsors BlueSpire Marketing, Decorative Interiors, DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc., FairPoint Communications, Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Franklin Savings Bank, and Health Plans Inc. Corporate Sponsors include Daniels Electric Corporation, EPTAM Plastics, and Holbrook Insurance Center. Major event supporters include: Annalee Dolls, Comcast Spotlight, Crown Design, Divine Inspirations, Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, Lakes Region Floral Studio, O Steaks & Seafood, Paul Warnick and Phil ‘n the Blanks, Tim Cameron – Achber Studio, Tylergraphics, What’s Up Cupcake and Candy Buffets, 5 Star Entertainment, and 98.3 LNH.

To receive an invitation, or for additional information about sponsorship, advertising, or donation opportunities, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at or 527.7063. You may also visit our Web site for more information or to download an invitation: