LMH Endowment thanks Lawrence associates with luncheon

Hearts-of-GoldLAWRENCE, Kan. – The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association treated the Lawrence P1 Group, Inc. office to a barbeque lunch on June 6.

LMH Endowment wanted to thank P1 Group – and especially Robbin Kaberline, Marvin Loecker and Marvin Reese for their help with the 2014 Hearts of Gold Ball, which was on May 10.

The Hearts of Gold Ball takes place every two years and is often held in an unusual space – not a typical ballroom – so it takes considerable effort to create an elegant venue. Often, the staff and volunteers have a short window to transform the location; however, this year, three weeks were set aside to clean and decorate the former Lawrence Journal World press room.

Tracy Davidson, Annual Giving Specialist at LMH Endowment, said the P1 Group associates who helped her this year were there for the duration and were simply invaluable.

“P1 Group provided Robbin and his crew for those three weeks. Everyone was so helpful and ready to do whatever it took,” said Davidson.

In addition to the in-kind services, P1 also donated money to the cause. The 2014 Hearts of Gold Ball was a huge success, raising $500,000 and surpassing the goal by more than $200,000. The money raised will go toward the renovation of the Acute Rehab Unit and the Traditional Care Unit, which will be completely remodeled, likely starting in 2015.

P1 Group has also contributed to six previous Hearts of Gold events, the first of which was in 1999. All together, the Hearts of Gold Ball has raised more than $1 million for LMH.