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News Release Date : 10/15/2010

16th Annual Cornette Ball to Honor John Collins, M.D.

St. Mary’s of Michigan Foundation is pleased to announce that Interventional Cardiologist Dr. John Collins has been named the 2010 recipient of the Spirit of St. Vincent Award. The Spirit of St. Vincent Award is presented annually to at least one highly respected physician who has rendered long and noteworthy service to the Saginaw community and surrounding counties.
 
Dr. Collins will be honored at St. Mary’s of Michigan Foundation’s 16th Annual Cornette Ball on November 20, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at Horizons Conference Center, Saginaw.
 
St. Mary’s of Michigan Foundation’s Cornette Ball is one of the grandest black-tie galas in the Great Lakes Bay region. The festive evening includes a cocktail hour, a magnificent five-course gourmet meal, and live music by Detroit’s Skyline and the Back Street Horns.
 
Since 1995, proceeds from the Cornette Ball have enabled the hospital to continue delivering the healing edge. The annual event has raised over $1 million toward the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, advanced training of professionals, renovations, and innovative programs.
 
Proceeds from the 2010 Cornette Ball will be used to purchase the MUSE Cardiology Information System for management of crucial, personalized diagnostic and treatment information. The system will provide the most comprehensive patient-centered cardiac care for the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.
 
The Cornette Ball is a major annual fundraising event supporting the healing mission of the Daughters of Charity, sponsors of St. Mary’s of Michigan since 1874. The name for the Ball (Cornette) derives from the soaring, white starched hat, originally worn by sixteenth century French peasant girls, that was for centuries a distinguishing part of the habit worn by the Daughters of Charity. For St. Mary’s of Michigan, the cornette symbolizes its continuing commitment to compassionate care of the sick and the poor.
 
Tickets for the event are $150 each. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for this special evening. For ticket or sponsorship information for this year’s Cornette Ball, please contact the St. Mary’s of Michigan Foundation at (989) 907-8300. Tickets are also available for purchase online at www.stmarysofmichigan.org/foundation.
 
 
 
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