For the very first time, the Beaufort Memorial Foundation is also offering a special party the night before the Valentine Ball.
Richard and Joyce Gray will serve as the Honorary Chairs for this premiere “Cocktail Affair,” delighted at the thought of the community coming together two nights in a row for such a meaningful cause.
“Both night’s events are going to be just beautiful,” promises Joyce.
Richard grew up in Beaufort and Joyce moved here after college to teach. All four of the Gray’s children and six of their grandchildren were born at Beaufort Memorial, so they appreciate how special it is to have a not-for-profit hospital serving the community.
“We are truly fortunate to have such a great hospital and staff,” says Richard. “I sometimes think people don’t realize just how much can be done right here, close to family and close to home. Our hospital also provides an incredible amount of charitable care for those who have nowhere else to turn, and everything they do helps to ensure the health of our entire community.”
Richard and Joyce have been an integral part of the hospital’s support network. They were instrumental in helping to get the first Valentine Ball going 28 years ago and have since hosted many pre-Ball dinner parties in support of the Foundation.
“We’ve always enjoyed the Ball and this year we’re especially excited about the new event the night before,” said Joyce. “We hope that everyone will come out for a wonderful time and really make a weekend of it!”