Now’s your chance to see the author of this best-selling book that was the basis for the critically acclaimed movie right here at Baptist Health!
Celebrated author Kathryn Stockett will be the very special guest at the Baptist Health Foundation’s annual Bolo Bash luncheon coming to the J.A. Gilbreath Conference Center at BHMC-Little Rock on April 18.
Stockett is a native of Jackson, Miss., which is the setting for “The Help,” her debut novel. The book has sold more than 5 million copies and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list.
Stockett, who currently lives in Atlanta, said she was inspired to write the novel based on her own experience growing up in Jackson in the 1970s.
The luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. with a silent auction preceding the luncheon at 11 a.m.
The evening prior to the Bolo Bash luncheon, there will be an invitation-only reception for Stockett from 6:30 to 8 p.m. hosted by Terri and David Snowden.
Proceeds from this year’s Bolo Bash will benefit the eICU and Telehealth. The eICU uses advanced technology to monitor patient beds at multiple critical care units from one central location so that a team of physicians and nurses can serve as additional support to existing bedside staff.
Telehealth extends the hospital to the home with wireless monitoring equipment for patients with chronic diseases. The equipment is used to take daily readings that are remotely monitored by a nurse. This technology prevents unnecessary hospitalizations by teaching the patient self-management at home.
Held each spring, the Bolo Bash luncheon and golf tournament are the Baptist Health Foundation’s signature fund-raising events, and each year these events are vitally important in helping Baptist Health to fund major projects that improve the community’s quality of healthcare.
The Stephens Group is this year’s presenting sponsor for the Bolo Bash luncheon, and Millie Ward, president of Stone Ward, is the event chair.
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and additional information for the Bolo Bash luncheon or reception, contact Jamie Deason at 202-1827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.