Tanner Foundation’s 29th annual Magnolia Ball, “An Evening to Strengthen Our Future”
Article originally published on the Tanner Health System website.
After months of preparations, Tanner Foundation's 29th Annual Magnolia Ball, "An Evening to Strengthen Our Future" will take place on Saturday, April 27.
Randall and Tena Redding were selected by the Tanner Foundation Board of Trustees to serve as honorees, a post they graciously accepted.
Co-chairs Melina Douthit and Laura Lenaeus, led the 2019 Magnolia Ball Executive Committee of decorations vice-chairs Emily Cryer and Brooke Mobley; and auction vice-chairs Jane Marrero, Liz Sibley and Kristen Vance. Together, they worked with more than 150 volunteers to plan and realize the black-tie affair that will feature an auction, dinner and dancing for more than 500 guests under expansive tents on the grounds of the Richards family estate in Carrollton.
This year's Magnolia Ball will benefit Willowbrooke Behavioral Health's opioid and substance abuse addiction platform through Tanner Foundation's Opioid Endowment Fund. One Georgian loses their life to opioid overdose every 12 hours, and the life expectancy for Americans has dropped as the rates of overdoses and suicides climbs.
Yet death is only part of this tragic story. This epidemic burdens the social, health and economic wellbeing of our community. The ripple effects impacts entire communities - often in ways we don't think about. It destroys lives, devastates families and has doubled the number of children in Georgia's foster care in the last 5 years.
Your sponsorship, donations and auction bids will bring help, hope and healing to those affected by opioid addiction. Thank you for supporting the 29th Annual Magnolia Ball.