ST. PETERSBURG – The Graceful Art of Senior Care Gala, a fundraiser for Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System, took place Nov. 13, at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
“We are pleased to announce that the Graceful Art of Senior Care Gala was a sellout with over 200 guests in attendance to support the continued mission and services of Bon Secours St. Petersburg,” said Roger W. Zeh in a press release. Zeh is chair of the philanthropy committee and a member of the board of directors at Bon Secours. “This is a huge success. We are grateful to all of those who attended this event and contributed to the ministry of Bon Secours.”
The gala was a festive occasion presented in honor of Bon Secours St. Petersburg’s 50th anniversary, the launch of the system’s new philanthropy program, and the three awardees of the 2013 Good Help Awards. The three awardees were Regina Clifton, member, Bon Secours Ministries; The Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg; and Frank V. Murphy III, president of the board of trustees of the Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg.
“Bon Secours means ‘good help’ in French, and providing good help to those in need is our mission,” Zeh said. “The Good Help Award honors those in our community who have served with dedication and passion for the benefit of senior care in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area.”
Paul C. Tash, chairman and CEO of Tampa Bay Times/Times Publishing Company, was the gala’s keynote speaker. Veronica Cintron, Emmy award-winning anchor of Bay News 9’s Your Evening News, emceed the gala, and presented, for the first time, the Good Help Awards.