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November 12, 2013 > Washington Hospital Healthcare FoundationÕs Top Hat XXVII A Record Year!

Washington Hospital Healthcare FoundationÕs Top Hat XXVII A Record Year!

Event Proceeds Will Benefit Washington HospitalÕs Community Mammography Program

The Washington Hospital Healthcare FoundationÕs 27th Annual Top Hat Dinner Dance took place on Saturday, October 12, raising a record $295,000 to support Washington HospitalÕs Community Mammography Program. The co-chairs for the event were Dr. Vandana Sharma, Medical Director of the Genetics Counseling Program and the Oncology Program at Washington Hospital, and Linda Gonsalves, managing partner at the law firm of Gonsalves and Kozachenko.

More than 620 guests attended the gala, which took place in a beautiful tent on the grounds of Washington West. During the delectable four-course dinner served by McCalls Catering & Events, attendees enjoyed the company of their fellow guests while listening to the Larry Walker Trio. After dinner, Beatlemajesty, a Beatles tribute band featuring members from the hit Broadway musical, Beatlemania, played while diners danced into the night. For those favoring a quieter ambiance, dancing and cocktails were provided in an intimate jazz lounge in Washington West.

Funds raised from Top Hat this year will support Washington HospitalÕs Community Mammography Program. Since its inception in 2001, this crucial safety-net program has underwritten the cost of mammograms for 1,950 patients. This Community Mammography Program ensures that Tri-City men and women, regardless of their ability to pay, are able to receive mammograms in a timely manner, close to home. For low-income or uninsured patients referred by community health centers, the program is often the only option for local care.

ÒSince the first Top Hat event in 1986, the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation has contributed more than $1.8 million to benefit our patients at Washington Hospital,Ó said Demetrious Shaffer, Past President of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and emcee for Top Hat. ÒMany thanks to Dr. Vandana Sharma, Linda Gonsalves and the entire Top Hat Committee who worked so hard to make Top Hat another special event.Ó

Next yearÕs Top Hat dinner dance is scheduled for October 11, 2014. Mark your calendar!

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Many thanks to our generous sponsors:(list sponsors in large to small font)


Dearborn-Sah Institute for Joint Restoration
Fremont Bank
Northern California Anesthesia Associates
Professional Home Care Associates


California Cardiovascular Consultants and Medical Associates & California Hospitalist Medical Corporation
Washington Township Medical Foundation


1st United Services Credit Union
Amity Home Health Care
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Cammisa and Wipf Consulting Engineers
City Building, Inc.
E*TRADE Financial
Electro Imaging Systems, Inc.
Freed Associates
Fremont Healthcare Center
Gonsalves & Kozachenko
HallerÕs Pharmacy
HFS Consultants
Jacobs Engineering
LIFE ElderCare
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
RK Electric, Inc. (In-Kind)
Rosenberg and Kaplan, A Law Corporation
Union Bank
Valley Medical Oncology Consultants
Vintaco, Inc. Ð Beretta Property Management


Carmen Agcaoili, M.D.
Nancy Farber
Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP
Murco Management, Inc.
Ohlone College Foundation
Ratcliff Architects
The Stahl Companies, Inc.
Dr. Bernard and Nancy Stewart
VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center
Washington Radiologists Medical Group
Western Laboratories Medical Group


Cargill Salt
Fremont Emergency Medical Group, Inc.
Masonic Homes of California
Medtronic CardioVascular
Norcal Ambulance Service
Payden & Rygel
The Outsource Group
Sisters of the Holy Family
Sycomp, A Technology Company
Triage Consulting Group

Grand Raffle Sponsor
Whole Foods Market

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