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March 1, 2019
Harrington Heroes Gala Features Food, Auctions and 2004 Red Sox Champions

Hospital’s major fundraiser will benefit The Cancer Center in Southbridge

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, March 1, 2019 – Harrington HealthCare System will host a major fundraising gala this summer with net proceeds to benefit its Southbridge-based Cancer Center.

After a successful event in 2018, the healthcare system is back with the Harrington Heroes Gala on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. This year’s special guests are Tim Wakefield and Derek Lowe.

Tickets go on sale April 1. Event details can be found at

The event will feature signature food tastings from area restaurants, open bar, a live and silent auction, dancing and a photo booth, among other entertainment surprises and on-stage programs.

Tickets levels are identified as General Admission ($150 per person) and VIP Experience ($500 per person).

VIP Experience ticket holders will be given an exclusive cocktail hour beginning at 5:00 p.m., advanced access to the event’s silent auction items, a private bar and lounge for the entire evening, and a meet and greet with Wakefield and Lowe, including a signed baseball and photo. Only 100 VIP tickets will be sold.

The event will be, in part, a 15-year celebration of the 2004 World Series Red Sox, with themed events and décor throughout Washburn Hall and the main Ballroom.

Net proceeds from the 2019 Heroes Gala will benefit The Cancer Center at Harrington, a free-standing, two-story building in Southbridge, MA, celebrating its 10th birthday this fall. The Cancer Center offers medical and radiation oncology, hematology treatment, patient navigators, advanced support services and compassionate, quality care. Over 1,900 patients were treated at the Cancer Center in 2018.

The dedicated pharmacy located inside the Cancer Center is undergoing extensive renovation to expand its square footage, add state-of-the-art monitoring systems and upgrade air handling equipment in the compounding room. The project is estimated at $1 million.

The Heroes Gala is a collaboration of many area vendors and organizations in addition to Mechanics Hall, including Creedon and Co., 508events, Creative Chaos Photography, Ocean State Charity Events, Your Love in Lights, Your Fun Photos and AMR Elements.

The VIP Experience is in partnership with Boston-based Blue Sky Sports and Entertainment, an industry leader of client services including sports marketing, athlete endorsements, media representation, event planning and corporate entertainment and consulting.

Fallon Health has announced its participation as a Gold level sponsor, with Claflin, BRG and Pierce and Mandell already signed on to be Bronze sponsors.

For donation and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Director of Development Angela Chviek at (508) 765-3029.

Click here to learn more about The Cancer Center at Harrington.