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The St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that the 35th Annual SAINTS Ball netted a record amount of more than $1 million for St. Vincent Healthcare's pediatric program.

"Donors stepped up in a big way Saturday night to support Montana and northern Wyoming's most fragile children with over $1,000,000 in support," said St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation President/CEO Dave Irion. "They recognize St. Vincent Healthcare's commitment to pediatric specialists and the region's only intensive care unit for kids takes philanthropic support. We are humbled by the response shown at SAINTS 2013!"

With more than 1,000 attendees, SAINTS 2013 also experienced record attendance at the fundraiser Saturday night. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community and generous donations, more than $1 million will go towards the St. Vincent Children's Healthcare initiative to improve access to and the quality of healthcare for children throughout Montana and northern Wyoming.

Prior to 2008, more than 300 children each year were transported to pediatric hospitals in Denver and Salt Lake City when suffering from acute illness or injury. Today, 94-percent of these children are treated at St. Vincent Children's Healthcare. With dozens of pediatric specialists, the Fortin Pediatric Specialty Clinic ensures that children can receive care close to home.

The success of SAINTS 2013 further enables St. Vincent Healthcare and the Foundation to remain diligent and steadfast as they work to bring philanthropic investments to assure every child receives exceptional care as close to home as possible.

If you are interested in supporting The SAINTS, please contact Heather Bergeson at, heather.bergeson@sclhs.net or 237-3638.

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