Hospital auxiliary to host Hallmark Holiday Event Dec. 1

The Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor “A Hallmark Holiday Event” on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Black Rock Yacht Club. The event features wine tasting courtesy of Harry’s Wine and Liquor Market of Fairfield, food stations, holiday gift vendors and boutiques.

Tickets are $85 and available in the hospital gift shop or from Masha Watson,, and Shaun Amberg,

Proceeds will support the hospital’s Newborn ICU, including a new video monitoring system for parents, and programs provided by Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers.

The Hallmark Holiday Event takes the place of another auxiliary fund-raiser, The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Halloween Experience, held at Fairfield’s Burr Homestead, which is undergoing renovations this year.  

“We committed ourselves to finding ways to continue our support of Bridgeport Hospital and Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers during the renovation period,” said Auxiliary President Bonnie Molloy. “The Hallmark Holiday Event gives us a great opportunity to do this.”

Earlier this year, the Auxiliary completed a $450,000 multi-year pledge to fund the ambulatory surgery/endoscopy suite waiting room at the new Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull. The center is Bridgeport Hospital’s first comprehensive outpatient campus and the largest facility of its kind in the Yale New Haven Health system. It combines ambulatory surgery, gastroenterology, outpatient rehabilitation, radiology and laboratory services with a Smilow Cancer Hospital care center, Norma Pfriem Breast Center satellite office, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital pediatric specialty center and physician offices in nearly 200,000 square feet of new and renovated space at 5520 Park Avenue.