Event raises money for Backus Children's Hospital

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Some folks stayed indoors and danced the night away Saturday at the Hyatt Regency for the 5th Annual Celebration of Hope.

The event was a fundraiser for the Backus Children's Hospital at Memorial.

Folks could sample wines and bid on items in a silent auction.

All the money raised Saturday is used for children treated at hospital and their families.

"The money that we raise at this event is used to provide gas and food vouchers, sometimes help defray the costs of a utility bill. We have actually provided college scholarships to some of our patients.", said Dr. Martin Johnston, Director of Oncology.

The Backus Children's Hospital treats diseases ranging from blood disorders to cancer.

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