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Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation to Host
Fourth Annual Boots & BBQ Bash
Country western-themed fundraiser to benefit Children’s Center at Our Lady of Peace

Louisville, Ky. (July 28, 2017) — It’s time to bring out your country western boots and cowboy hats to help benefit the Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health. The Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation will host its Fourth Annual Boots & BBQ Bash fundraiser on Saturday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Louisville Marriott East, located at 1903 Embassy Square Boulevard in Louisville. This event will benefit adolescent substance abuse programs and services at Our Lady of Peace.

“Our Lady of Peace works daily to offer treatment for adolescents struggling with substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Our Lady of Peace. “This event will help us continue to transform our adolescent programs and provide critical support to young people in our community.”

More than 1,500 kids each year are helped by the Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace. Our Lady of Peace was founded in the 1950s for adults, but as the focus has shifted to children’s care as well, the hospital has taken significant steps to transform the physical facility into a child-focused environment for those in need.

“Each year, the Boots & BBQ Bash raises funds that have a significant impact on Our Lady of Peace and its young patients,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CRFE, division vice president of development, KentuckyOne Health. “This event helps support wonderful programs and services, and those attending are truly helping to make a difference in the lives of young people.”

The Boots & BBQ Bash will include silent and live auctions, dinner, and live music from local band Nervous Melvin and The Mistakes. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m., and music and dancing from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress in “country chic” attire. Kevin Harned, chief meteorologist for WAVE 3 News, will serve as master of ceremonies.  

Participation opportunities ranging from individual tickets to corporate sponsorships are available. Individual tickets cost $125. For more information on sponsorship packages and tickets, visit or call 502.587.4543.

About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, non-profit psychiatric hospital. Founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the 220-bed hospital is one of the largest behavioral health facilities in the nation, providing care for children, adolescents and adults. Its Children’s Peace Center is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of youth inpatient behavioral health services in the country. Peace operates a full continuum of behavioral health and substance use services for patients, including specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities, forensic issues for females, and/or co-occurring substance use issues. The hospital was the nation’s first behavioral health care center to open a retail pharmacist-operated, long-acting injection clinic. The clinic was established to help people adhere to prescribed medications for behavioral health conditions, such as drug addiction and schizophrenia.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.


Publish date: 

Friday, July 28, 2017