Luau Benefits End of Life Care at DGH

A magical evening hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Moran raised money that will benefit families facing the end of life at Dorchester General Hospital.

The DGH Luau held on May 21 raised $85,000 thanks to the generosity of sponsors and the 158 guests who attended the dinner dance. Proceeds from the event will be used to expand end of life care available at the hospital. A palliative care suite will be built so that terminally ill patients have a private space in which to spend time with their loved ones while they receive medical care.

Oxford’s Latitude 38 created a tropically inspired menu. Mike Hines and The Look turned up the heat with their high energy dance music. Throughout the evening, silent and live auctions added to the fun and the fundraising.

Lauren, Kristen and Callie Moran presented leis to guests as they arrived at the DGH Luau hosted by their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Moran.

The DGH Luau Committee members show off their tropical finery at this fundraiser for palliative care services available at the hospital. Pictured (left to right) are Alma Colburn, Lois Narr, DO, Kathy Effron, RN, Rosa Mateo, MD, Rose Joyce, Kim Bair, RN, Kirsten Strohmer, Jennifer Brant, PA-C, and Lorrie Moran.

Ida Jane Baker, (center) President of the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, surprised Dr. Michael Moran (left) when she announced to his guests that Rufus and Lorraine Todd helped reach the $85,000 DGH Luau fundraising goal by making a $10,000 donation to the DGH Foundation in honor of Dr. Moran. Pictured at the presentation is Jerry Walsh, interim President and CEO, Shore Health System.

Sponsors of the DGH Luau enjoyed the poolside reception before a tropically inspired dinner and dancing to the music of Mike Hines and the Look. Pictured are (left to right) radiologists Christian Evans, MD, and Christopher Levey, MD, of Delmarva Radiology, and Paul Brant, OD, of Cambridge Family Eye Care.