News & Updates

Back to All News
Get Care

Riddle Hospital transforms traditional fundraising gala into Kentucky Derby themed ‘Evening at the Races’

Riddle Hospital April 25, 2016 News Releases

Riddle Hospital and its Associated Auxiliaries held its 57th annual premier fundraising event, on Saturday, April 9 at the Springfield Country Club. The traditional evening of entertainment, dinner and dancing was transformed, with a splash of Southern hospitality, combining a night at the races and a night on the town with a Kentucky Derby themed “Evening at the Races.”

A seafood extravaganza and Churchill Downs-inspired desserts accompanied the sounds of bluegrass, jazz and the cheers of wagering ticket-holders for simulated horse races. The races, titled Riddle Downs, prompted attendees to both name and wager on the virtual racehorses to win a family package of tickets to the Devon Horse Show.

“I could not be more proud of all the great work and incredible fundraising efforts being accomplished by the Associated Auxiliaries of Riddle Hospital,” said Gary Perecko, President, Riddle Hospital. “The efforts of the Associated Auxiliaries and The Riddle HealthCare Foundation at large have been invaluable, raising the necessary funds to enhance the programs and services that directly impact the superior care we provide at Riddle Hospital.”

The evening culminated with an awards presentation, a grand race prize drawing and the presentation of a $100,000 check from the Associated Auxiliaries, accepted by President Gary Perecko, on behalf of Riddle Hospital. Previous fundraising efforts by the Associated Auxiliaries have provided funding for the expansion of Riddle Hospital’s Emergency Department and the renovation of patient care units throughout the Hospital.

About Riddle Hospital

Riddle Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a not-for-profit, acute-care hospital with 204 inpatient beds and 23 Transitional Care Center beds. Riddle has been nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and other health care rating organizations for its high quality patient care. For the fourth year in a row, Riddle has achieved designation from the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. Riddle was ranked the 13th best hospital in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2019–20, and was ranked as high performing in the following common core specialty areas: heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. The hospital offers a full range of services including maternity, orthopaedic care and cardiovascular care—aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and advanced technology. Riddle Hospital recently expanded and enhanced its emergency department to better suit the growing needs of the community it serves. Health Center 4, a LEED-Certified Gold building, houses the Rothman Institute, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, a variety of outpatient programs and a state of the art surgical center. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care.