Each year on Derby Day, the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation for Healthier Communities hosts the Annual ARH Foundation Derby Party as a fundraising event for different causes. On May 4, the company hosted their sixth annual derby party at the ARH Medical Mall.
During this event, community members dressed up in their best Derby Day hats and attire and participated in multiple activities. In the ARH Medical Mall building, the Derby races were playing on huge screens for guests to watch as they mingled. Outside, there was a tent set up with stations for casino gambling, as well as tables set up for prizes, appetizers, drinks and more.
“It’s a really fun event. I look forward to it every year,” said ARH CEO Dan Stone. “I’m expecting a big turnout. I think last year we had over 300 people attend and we raised over $20,000. I think we’ll raise another $20,000.”
This year, the foundation’s cause was cardiac disease, said Stone, stating that all proceeds will benefit patients facing the condition. Stone said the funds will be used for the patients’ medication and transportation, primarily, but will also go to any other needs as well.
“We appreciate everyone who sponsored the event and helped support this important endeavor,” said Stone.