More than 330 people have registered their intentions to raise a glass to toast the Society for Vascular Surgery’s quarter-century of helping vascular patients during the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in Boston this summer.
They have already purchased tables and tickets for the SVS Foundation’s “Cheers for 75 Years” Gala on Friday evening, June 17.
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, the VAM headquarters hotel. The evening will kick off with a reception, followed by dinner, entertainment, the live auction, raise the paddle event and dancing. Dress is semi-formal/black-tie optional.
All proceeds benefit the SVS Foundation for its research, public education and awareness and other programs to improve patient care and vascular care.
Tickets are $500 a person or $5,000 a table. The Foundation is offering Platinum and Gold table packages as well, with just two and six, respectively, still available. The Silver table package is sold out.
In response to a social media post about purchasing tickets a group from the University of Texas tweeted, “We’ve got our table! Get yours and support (the) SVS Foundation! Looking forward to seeing our #VascTwitter friends in Boston at VAM2022.”
The vascular division at University of Massachusetts Medical School was quick to respond. “We’ll be there next to you, U of T Vascular, with our table. It is critically important to support (the) SVS Foundation. The ROI (return on investment) can be seen all around us, locally, regionally, nationally. Lead the science, lead the field.”
The most recent Gala, held in 2019, was a huge success, selling out in just a few weeks. The gala-goers themselves enjoyed themselves, with many dancing on stage with the DJ and not leaving until after the final notes of the final song. Organizers believe the 2022 event, in the wake of COVID-19 and so many cancellations, will bring colleagues together to celebrate in a big way. In fact, Matthew Eagleton, MD, Gala Committee co-chair, was first out the gate to purchase a table.
With Immediate Past President Ronald L. Dalman, MD, the committee chair, and Venita Chandra, MD, who also co-chairs, in California and Eagleton in Massachusetts, the three have the country covered, and they want everyone in between the two coasts to join in the fun. Purchase tickets at vascular.org/Gala22tickets.