Jefferson Healthcare Foundation to host 'Evening of Hope' fundraiser Sept. 13 at Fort Worden Commons

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare Foundation will host its inaugural fundraiser, “Evening of Hope,” on Sept. 13 to raise money for 3-D mammography equipment.

The multi-course dinner with a limited auction and raffle will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Worden Commons.

The cost is $125 per person.

The evening will feature a multi-course dinner prepared by Aaron Stark, Jefferson Healthcare hospital's executive chef.

Vintners Don Corson of Camaraderie Cellars in Port Angeles and Virginie Bourgue of Lullaby Winery in Port Townsend will match their wines with each course.

Fundraising efforts are focused on the best in 3-D technology and equipment for early detection of breast cancer, said Kate Burke, hospital marketing director.

The Jefferson County 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment found that the primary cause of more than one in four Jefferson County deaths was cancer, she said.

The most frequent new cancers among Jefferson County residents were prostate cancer, followed by breast cancer, Burke said.

“Breast cancer is one of the more preventable cancers with early detection,” Burke said in a written statement.

“In a recently published report by the Journal for American Medical Association, 3-D mammography has been found to be more effective in detecting breast cancer than 2-D, which is the type of equipment currently being used at Jefferson Healthcare,” she added.

The presenting sponsor for the evening is Swedish Medical.

Those interested in attending, or business owners who want to be sponsors, are asked to contact Burke, at 360-385-2200, ext. 2014, or kburke@ for reservations and more information.

For more information about the hospital, see

Last modified: September 02. 2014 7:10PM
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