For the second straight year, due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual Sun & Stars Signature Event was canceled. Still, thanks to the generosity of those who planned to attend and the event’s dedicated sponsors, more than $125,000 was contributed to the planned renovation of the Esther R. Culp Women’s Center at High Point Medical Center.
The event, which is organized through the High Point Regional Health Foundation, is held each September featuring live music, food and entertainment. This year’s event was on track to sell out before the decision was made across the health system in late summer to not host in-person events. Sponsors and many who planned to attend still chose to donate, resulting in the funds that will benefit the Culp Center.
The Culp Center is dedicated to supporting women’s health. It offers a convenient, inviting environment and an experienced and service-oriented staff. It includes private waiting rooms, spacious rooms for classes and meetings, and direct access to the childbirth suite and newborn nursery. The staff includes a certified lactation consultant, certified mammography technicians, nurse educators and instructors.
This year’s Sun & Stars volunteer committee was chaired by Julie Delgaudio with members Caryl Adams, Chris Amos, Nancy Bowman, Tammy Nagem, Amy Smith, Ken Smith and Don Webb.