38th Annual Mercy Ball Raises Record-Breaking $1 Million

SAN DIEGO – Raising a record-breaking $1 million to support Scripps Mercy Hospital, the 38th Annual Mercy Ball, April in Paris, entertained guests with the elegance and opulence of the famous French city.

The black-tie event on April 12, 2008, honored Conrad T. Prebys for his continued support of Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and Chula Vista. In honor of the ball, Prebys contributed a generous $500,000 challenge grant to encourage others to support emergency and critical care services at Scripps Mercy.

More than 650 guests enjoyed a live auction, featuring a lavish trip to Paris, fine cuisine and exceptional entertainment – thanks to careful planning by event chairs Jim Pieri and Faye Keulen and generous support from sponsors and underwriters.

For more information on ways to support lifesaving care at Scripps Mercy Hospital, please call Mercy Hospital Foundation at 619-686-3836.