Foundation will honor 4 at gala

Kimball Medical Center Foundation’s annual gala, themed after the Fox television series “House,” will be held 6-10 p.m. May 1 at the Crystal Point Yacht Club, Point Pleasant. This year, four area residents will be honored as outstanding humanitarians who provide extraordinary leadership to Kimball Medical Center.

Dr. Paul Kate of Brick Township, a board-certified cardiologist on staff at Kimball Medical Center, will be honored with the Caring For and About People Award.

Stephen Acropolis, the mayor of Brick Township, will be recognized with the H. George Buckwald Humanitarian Award, named in honor of the former Kimball Medical Center Foundation chairman and hospital trustee.

The Good Health Ambassador Award will be presented to Alex and Jennifer Sauickie of Jackson.

In 2005 the Sauickies unexpectedly lost their daughter, Chloe, to oncocytic cardiomyopathy, a rare and unknown heart condition. Since the loss of Chloe, the Sauickies have dedicated their time to ensuring her memory and founded the Chloe Alexis Sauickie Foundation (Chloe’s Causes) in 2008.

Jennifer serves as the foundation’s president and Alex is treasurer. The mission of the foundation is dedicated to helping children. Funding from Chloe’s Causes has provided many scholarships for children in the Jackson school system; funded research and support of a sudden, unexpected death of a child program; and many other causes that benefit children.

Tickets to the gala are $250 per person, and are available by calling 732-886-4438. Sponsors and auction donations are also being sought.