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On behalf of our Board of Directors, the 2022 Gala Committee, volunteer healthcare providers, staff and patients, we would like to thank all of our dedicated supporters for the tremendous success of our 16th Annual Ohio Valley Health which was held on May 15th. at the St. Florian Event Center in Wintersville.

Our center is a not-for-profit healthcare facility that relies on the generosity of our donors and the dedication of our healthcare providers, staff and volunteers to enable us to continue to meet the needs of medically unsettled residents. insured and underinsured of the Ohio Valley.

We would like to thank all of our major sponsors from the bottom of our hearts for their committed and motivated support of our mission to provide quality medical care with dignity and respect to our patients. Diamond sponsors include Apollo Professional Cleaning and Restoration, Mark and Gina Judy and Trinity Health System. Platinum sponsors include the Center of Music and Art, Wintersville United Methodist Church and an anonymous donor. Gold sponsors include Duquesne University School of Nursing, Eastern Gateway Community College, Robert and Shirley Gribben, Pugliese Charitable Foundation and several anonymous donors. Silver sponsors include Dr. Richard Antinone, Appalachian Capital Management, Bates Brothers Amusement Co., Bates ELITE, Patricia Campbell, Cardinal Wealth Management, John Cucarese – New York Life, DPH Discount Pins, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dr. John and Chris Hyland , IBEW Union Local 246, Dr. Reni Petrides and Dr. Frank and Eileen Petrola. Bronze sponsors include A&B Pharmacy, AG Lucas Consulting, Barium and Chemicals Inc., Dr. Tom and Suzanne Brown, Kyle and Sheila Brown, Capital Health Care Network, Crow Dental Associates, D’Anniballe and Co., James DeMaria, Empire United Church Methodist, First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union, Frank’s Body Shop, Thomas Graham, LAWS Movement, Laurie Labishak, Lightness1All, Mosti Funeral Home, Ohio Valley Vision Center, Robert Porco, Carl and Jennie Scott, Huberta Schiappa Siciliano, Starkdale Presbyterian Church, Dale and Ronnie Tombs, Valley Converting, Value Leader Pharmacy, Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department and an anonymous donor.

Special thanks to our gala committee members who worked tirelessly to help plan and collect mystery boxes and auction items to make a great deal: Chris Orris, Kate Sedgmer, Jessica Elias, Beth Bressler, Carolyn Glaub, Thomas Graham, Chris Hyland, Jaye Lynn Hockenberry, Michelle Howard, James Lash, Joyce Orlando, Jackie Quillen, Kelli Quillen, Laura Rauch, Deena Riley, Susan Tarr, Tyra Timmons and Beth Warren. We are also grateful to the others who made this gala such a wonderful event: Master of Ceremonies, Laurie Labishak; photographer, Allison Quillen; video production, Tim Long; media coverage, Herald-Star and United Way of Jefferson County; pamphlet editors Clint Quillen and Connie Buydasz; booklet layout, Jessica Elias; table wine donors, Chappy’s Lawn and Excavating and Nick Riley; auction, Betty Ferron, Nick Demitras and Pastor Frank Rogers — all contributed to the success of this year’s gala. We are so fortunate to have so many special donors too numerous to list who have supported us over the years.

A live auction was part of this year’s gala fundraiser. We would like to thank those who generously donated the prizes, including A&B Pharmacy, David Barnhouse, Marlies Brandt, Ed and Jamie Clarke, Ferguson House of Furniture, Thomas Graham, Gina Judy, Nelson Fine Arts, Quality Health Massotherapy, Pastaio Cucina Rustica Italiana, Todd and Tina Piergallini, Pitchok Advanced Dentistry, Powers Defensive Tactics, Reverend Clint and Ann Quillen, John and Susan Rayl, RE Saxon, Schuetz Funeral Home, and WTOV-TV. We would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes for our 250+ mystery boxes – you are so appreciated.

Once again, thank you for your generosity in helping those in need. We look to a future of continued growth and expansion to address other areas of medical and dental care. We hope you will continue to support the efforts of Ohio Valley Health Center.

God bless you all.

(Mougianis and Dzvonick were co-chairs for the 2022 Ohio Valley Health Center Gala.)

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