“Forgotten Hollywood”- Greer Garson Gala in Dallas…

Posted on March 21, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   For two decades, the Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation has hosted a signature fundraising event, called the Greer Garson Gala, to raise support for programs and services for the Dallas-area hospital. The evening features a Hollywood items auction, a charitable casino, dinner by Governor’s Ball chef Wolfgang Puck, as well as, 1940s-style entertainment. You can spend treasured time with actors dressed like the Andrews Sisters and Groucho Marx.

   According to their press release:

In the early 1990s, Greer Garson, the Oscar-winning actress and long-time supporter of the hospital, lent her name to this signature event to help draw community support for the hospital. She had an active interest in health care, particularly Parkinson’s disease research and patient programs. Her husband, Col. E.E. Fogelson, passed away from complications of the incurable, debilitating disease. She dedicated much of the remainder of her life toward raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research and other health care initiatives at Texas Health Dallas.

Greer Garson was a legend both on the big screen and off. The Golden Age of Hollywood event will take us back to 1943. The Cocoanut Grove was the setting for the 15th annual Academy Awards ceremony. Greer Garson took home the Best Actress  statuette for her role in Mrs. Miniver. She even set the record for the longest acceptance speech!

The impact of her generosity for health care, education and research initiatives at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is profound. Since 2005, more than $2.8 million has been raised to support hospital programs and services through the Greer Garson Gala.

Proceeds from the 2012 Greer Garson Gala will support critical needs of Women and Infant Services at Texas Health Dallas. The Golden Age of Hollywood is on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Union Station.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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