Reba comes to Beaumont for Christus Gala

Reba McEntire

The Christus Health Foun­dation of Southeast Texas’s Gala is upon us as Reba will headline the 34th annual black tie event on Saturday, April 26, at the Beaumont Civic Center as festivities get underway at 7 p.m. A gourmet meal will be served at 8 p.m. followed by a performance by one of the most successful female recording artists in history — Reba McEntire — at 9:30 p.m.

“We are thrilled to have Reba as our entertainment this year. This evening has been years in the making and we are so excit­ed to have her participate in this fundraiser,” said Ivy Pate, Chris­tus Health Southeast Texas Regional vice president for phi­lanthropy. “This event ensures the vision of the Sisters of Char­ity, to extend the healing minis­try of Jesus Christ, lives in the work of Christus Hospitals. The foundation is truly grateful to our business and individual sup­porters for their contributions.”

Tables for eight start at $3,000, and individual seating is limited. To learn more or to receive a personalized invita­tion, call (409) 899-7555. Pro­ceeds from the gala will sup­port programs at Christus Hos­pital-St. Elizabeth and St. Mary as well as Christus Jas­per Memorial Hospital.

The Christus Health Foun­dation of Southeast Texas plays a vital role in bringing the latest advances in health­care to our area. Past projects have included the Christus Outpatient Pavilion and Digi­tal Mammography. Its success in philanthropy will assure the community that the vision of its founders, of high quality care that is accessible to those in need, will continue.

Reba’s storied career includes selling more than 80 million albums in a career that spans back to 1977 when she released her debut album. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Reba has won more than 40 awards with two Grammy Awards and is only one of four entertainers in his­tory to receive the National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress.

She earned her 64th Top 10 hit and her 35th No. 1 with her 2010 hit, “Turn On The Radio.”

The Oklahoma native is also an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits to her name, including Tremors, North and The Little Rascals. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, which the New York Times hailed, “without qualifi­cation the best performance by an actress in a musical comedy this season.” She has also starred in the eponymous sit­com Reba, which ran for six seasons on the WB Television Network/The CW, and Malibu Country on ABC.

For more information, call (409) 899-7555 or view chris­tushealtfoundation.org.

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