7th Annual “A Toast to Precious Souls” on January 26 to Benefit Saddleback
Memorial Medical Center’s Tiniest Patients
Parents, Nurses to be Honored for Their Contributions
Laguna Hills, CA, January 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Saddleback Memorial Foundation and Saddleback
Memorial's Baby Alumni Club (BAC) will host the 7th annual “A Toast to Precious Souls” wine tasting
event and auction, on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from the
fundraising event will benefit women and children's services provided through The Women's Hospital at
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the tiniest
patients born at the hospital.
Two NICU alumni families will be recognized for their efforts in organizing a successful golf fundraising
event. Michael Douglas, whose quadruplets were born in the NICU a little over a year ago, commented,
“We were so grateful for the sincere, genuinely caring nature of everyone during our experience that we
wanted to do something that would benefit the families in the future who would need these services.”
Doug Bravo, father of quintuplets who were also born late in 2011, said, “I can't say enough about the
doctors and nurses in the NICU, and the care they provide to families each and every day. We wanted to
help the other families who go through this very intense experience.”
Another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the “Nurse-of-the-Year” award to two
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center registered nurses: one representing the NICU and the other from
Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post-Partum (LDRP), who have demonstrated their service and commitment
to the hospital and their patients.
The wine tasting event will feature exquisite wines representing major grape varietals and
wine-producing regions from around the world. Guests will savor the aromas and flavors of a variety of
wines accompanied by scrumptious hors d'oeuvres. An opportunity drawing and silent auction will be
held throughout the evening.
The event will be held at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center:
Conference Room 1
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
The cost is $75 per person. To purchase tickets, please call Saddleback Memorial Foundation at (949)
452-3724. Visit www.memorialcare.org/smf for more information.
About Saddleback Memorial Foundation
Saddleback Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, raises philanthropic support for
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, a community-based, not-for-profit hospital with medical centers in
Laguna Hills and San Clemente. The Baby Alumni Club is a membership support group that raises
money to fund equipment needs and programs for The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Memorial
Medical Center. For more information, go to www.memorialcare.org/smf.
About Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
Saddleback Memorial provides exceptional medical expertise across a range of treatment areas including
cancer, stroke, and cardiac care. Innovations like robotic surgery, low dose CT, and dedicated breast MRI
set us apart. In addition, The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Memorial - Laguna Hills offers special
comfort and care to new mothers and their babies. A proud member of the MemorialCare Health System
and named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years,
Saddleback Memorial continues to provide comprehensive care for patients at every stage of their lives.
For more information, go to www.memorialcare.org/saddleback.
About MemorialCare Health System
MemorialCare Health System is a not-for profit, integrated delivery system that includes five top
hospitals - Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Community Hospital Long
Beach, Orange Coast Memorial, and Saddleback Memorial; three medical groups - MemorialCare
Medical Group, Memorial Prompt Care, and Specialty Physicians of Long Beach; an Independent
Practice Association (IPA) Greater Newport Physicians; MemorialCare HealthExpress retail clinics; and
numerous outpatient health centers throughout the Southland. For more information, go to
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
Melissa V. Centeno
Contact via Email
Cell: (949) 328-0895
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