Valentine Ball 2015

Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation Announces Valentine Ball 2015 Chairmen


In preparation for the 26th Annual Valentine Ball to be held on February 7th, 2015,  the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s co-chairs: Dr. and Mrs. D.J. Christian (Ryan) and Dr. and Mrs. Andy Beall (Laura).  

D.J. Christian is an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist) with Beaufort ENT and Allergy where Ryan works as the office manager.  The Christians have been heavily involved in supporting their children’s school, church and community in a dizzying array of endeavors.  They have been attending the Ball ever since they moved to Beaufort in 2003, and Ryan has previously chaired the Ball’s Silent Auction Committee.

Laura Beall is the newest member of the Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She and Andy have attended the Ball each year since they moved to Bluffton to be closer to family in 2010.  Andy is the Executive Director of the Santa Elena Foundation and Laura is a sales consultant for Etcetera Clothing.  Like the Christians, the Bealls are involved in many wonderful local organizations and count themselves fortunate to be involved in supporting BMH, an organization they feel is vital to the well-being of the area.

Over 500 people are expected to attend this year’s black tie fundraising event, and each guest will be invited to attend one of the many pre-ball dinner parties held some of Beaufort’s most beautiful homes. Both the Christians and the Bealls have previously hosted dinner parties, and they love how the dinners bring together the most interesting people of all ages, people they might not have known otherwise but can now count among their dearest friends. 

After dinner, guests will progress to the Ball for an evening of dancing, silent auctions, and tiers of elaborate deserts.   This year’s event will again be conveniently located across from the Hospital.

Since its inception in 1990, the Valentine Ball has raised nearly $4.2 million, allowing our not-for-profit hospital to offer new and improved services.  Proceeds from the 2015 event will help finance the renovation and much-needed expansion of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the second floor of the hospital.  The new unit will be able to accommodate 50% more patients, equipped with state-of-the-art cardiac and invasive monitors, lift equipment, and special ICU beds.  It will also include thoughtfully designed family consultation and waiting rooms.  

Tickets to the Valentine Ball start at $150 per person (including the pre-ball dinner party) and include several levels of contributions.

Please call the Foundation at (843) 522-5774 to reserve your tickets today, or visit

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