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Club Moxie Spirit Gala 2018

Mountain States Foundation’s 28th Annual Spirit Gala

Mountain States Foundation invites you to a Roaring Twenties–themed evening of good food, top-shelf libations, live music, dancing and fundraising.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
VENUE at the King Centre

300 E. Main St.
Johnson City
Complimentary valet parking

The Spirit Gala is a black-tie event benefiting the healing garden renovation project at Johnson City Medical Center.

Agenda for the evening:

  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Cocktails
  • Silent auction and live auction
  • Live music by Good Shot Judy
  • Dinner by Rivercreek Catering Company
  • Raffle drawing
  • Best Roaring Twenties attire contest
  • Recognition of 2018 Spirit Award recipient, Mr. Don Raines
  • After-party in the ballroom immediately following the gala

About the Cause – Healing Garden Renovation

In the intensive care unit at Johnson City Medical Center, we care for patients and families during some of the most difficult times in their lives. That care involves mental and spiritual healing, as well as physical care.

So it’s important to provide families with a healing environment where they can collect their thoughts and renew their strength. That’s why the healing garden at the medical center’s ICU has been a place of refuge for visitors and caregivers, as well as patients who are able to access the garden, for many years.

But today, the garden is greatly in need of a face lift. Your support through the 2018 Spirit Gala will make a difference.

The newly renovated garden will offer a beautiful, soothing setting for people in need of comfort.

All proceeds from the gala will benefit the healing garden renovation.

About the Spirit Award

Ballad Health’s annual Spirit Award is an honor given to a person who:

  • Is passionate for his or her community
  • Is recognized as a leader in the region
  • Is highly respected among peers
  • Demonstrates support for the health system’s mission while giving unselfishly of his or her time and talents

2018 Spirit Award Winner – Don Raines

Don Raines, who is known for his tireless work supporting Niswonger Children’s Hospital and other community needs, has been named the 2018 Spirit Award winner by Mountain States Foundation.

Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon Founder

Raines is the main founder of the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon, which has raised more than $1 million over its five-year history.

The radiothon benefits the region’s only children’s hospital and the children and families it serves. It has funded several critical needs, including Niswonger’s new Special Care Unit, which is dedicated to caring for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome and other special needs.

The annual radiothon – created in 2013 – involves individuals and businesses throughout the community who raise and donate money, as well as volunteer to work phone lines.

The event has spread to local schools, where students perform fundraising efforts, and Raines has recruited numerous local restaurants to contribute part of their earnings on designated “Dine Out for Kids” days.

The radiothon has become not just a fundraising drive for a good cause but also a celebration of community.

Raines’ Other Volunteer Efforts

In addition to his role as the radiothon committee chairman, Raines has served in many other volunteer roles throughout the region, including as a member of Mountain States Foundation’s Washington County board of directors.

Raines is the senior affiliate partner at Go Resources Group, a resource company for the broadcast industry, and he has spent 33 years in broadcasting sales.

As an avid community volunteer, Raines has served as:

  • President of the Johnson City Lions Club
  • Director of both the Kingsport and Johnson City chambers of commerce
  • Member of the East Tennessee State University Foundation
  • Member of the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Johnson City/Washington County
  • Member of the ETSU Alumni board of directors
  • Member of the allocation committee for the United Way of Washington County
  • Member of the board of directors for the Lions Volunteer Blind Industries

...and many other roles.

Raines and his wife, Petra, have also generously helped sponsor many Mountain States Foundation events, donating money to the same causes they volunteer for.

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