For Immediate Release
June 25, 2010
Contact: Laura Keep, Media Relations
Mercy Northwest Arkansas
Phone: 918.852.4668 cell
With two Billboard #1 country hits to his credit, RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young is counted among country music’s rising stars. Today the Mercy Health Foundation of Northwest Arkansas announced Young as the headliner of the 17th annual “O Night Divine” Charity Ball. Young is best known for his singles “The Man I Want to Be,” which reached number one in May 2010, and “Gettin’ You Home,” which hit #1 on Billboard’s country chart in October 2009, both from his latest album, The Man I Want to Be.
Young will perform at the gala on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, AR. Over the last two years, this event has raised nearly $1,000,000. The proceeds have enabled Mercy to purchase Vein Viewers, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy technology, a pediatric arthroscope and more. Money raised has also enhanced healthcare services, supported patient education and funded charity care.
In conjunction with today’s announcement, Mercy Health Foundation of Northwest Arkansas also announced plans for a ticket giveaway to see Chris Young open for Rascal Flatts at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Friday, July 23rd. Up for grabs are four tickets to the concert at the BOK center. The contest runs today through July 8th. People can enter by going to mercy4u.com and clicking on the contest button.
Tickets for the “Oh Night Divine” Mercy Health Foundation Charity Ball are available by calling the Foundation office at 479-338-2934 or going to www.mercy4u.com.
Mercy Health Foundation of Northwest Arkansas is the fundraising arm of Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas, a not-for-profit faith-based health system, provides healthcare services to residents in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri. The System includes Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Health Foundation of Northwest Arkansas and 22 Mercy medical clinics in locations throughout the region.