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Bourbon & Bluegrass Holiday Bash Raises More Than $140,000 to Benefit Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation - Archived

Bardstown, Ky. (December 13, 2018) – The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted its third annual Bourbon & Bluegrass Holiday Bash, presented by Bardstown Bourbon Company, on December 11 to a sold-out crowd of 145 people in Bardstown. The bash raised more than $140,000 to support Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center.

“During the holiday season, it’s important to be thankful for the gift of health and to remember those that are battling serious illnesses,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation. “While the Bourbon & Bluegrass Holiday Bash is a festive event, it’s also a way we can all come together to give back to cancer patients. We are deeply humbled and grateful for the donations we received at this event.”

All funds raised at the Bourbon & Bluegrass Holiday Bash support Project Hope, an effort by the Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation to expand Flaget's Cancer Center by adding five more infusion rooms, a pharmacy and a resource center. This will allow Flaget Memorial Hospital to better care for those battling cancer. All proceeds raised by this event will stay in the community, helping those closest to home.

During the event, guests enjoyed specialty holiday cocktails, live bluegrass music, cuisine by Chef Felix Mosso of Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar, and a live auction.

For more information on Project Hope, visit

About Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation supports KentuckyOne Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.

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Mary Branham, Director, Communications
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Publish date: 

Thursday, December 13, 2018