Saturday, February 1, 2014

Liquor Group Serves Up A Night For Heroes

Philanthropist C.J. Eiras, CEO/MGMR of Liquor Group is proud to present a very emotional and memorable “A Night for Heroes” Gala, celebrating TraumaOne; one of the River City’s most valuable community assets.  The men and women of TraumaOne are high caliber professionals that work with UF Health Jacksonville dedicating their lives to providing lifesaving care.  The TraumaOne Heroes Council is a dynamic group of women who work tirelessly to ensure the success of the A Night for Heroes gala, as well as provide support for the trauma program at UF Health Jacksonville.  Since its inception in 2007, the council has successfully raised more than $460,000 for the program.

Support of this gala has enabled the purchase lifesaving equipment for patients and helped to support housing needs for trauma families unable to afford a place to stay while their loved ones are in the hospital. Since 2008 Gala donations:

- Renovated the family waiting area, the Communications and Dispatch Center, and built a private consultation room for physicians and family members in the trauma center, including improvements to the flight crew sleeping quarters.          

- Created a housing program for families of trauma patients who live outside of Jacksonville or have other needs for housing during their loved one’s recovery.

- Supported the purchase of a new TraumaOne SUV that takes staff to schools in 30 counties to educate children on injury prevention as well as a child simulator for staff training and educational materials for the community.

- Supported the outfitting of three new trauma helicopters located in Lake City, St. Augustine and Yulee.

- Purchased stretcher chairs for patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

C.J. Eiras is proud to commit his own financial resources to present these events to his local community in the Greater Jacksonville Area.