DETROIT, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today announced that Henry Ford Hospital will become Fundraising Partner of The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit, Sat., Jan. 10, 2015, two days prior to NAIAS Press Preview.
Now in its eighth year, The Gallery is an exclusive event featuring a magnificent collection of ultra-luxury, performance and exotic vehicles.
NAIAS Chairman Scott LaRiche said the new partnership is timely as Henry Ford Hospital will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2015.
"Henry Ford Hospital is Detroit's premier medical institution, and has been a critical part of our community for generations," said LaRiche. "We are pleased to welcome it as Fundraising Partner of The Gallery, and look forward to a successful night."
As Fundraising Partner, a portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Henry Ford Hospital. Funds will be generated through the sale of only 300 tickets at $1,000 per ticket.
"We are thrilled to be a Fundraising Partner of The Gallery event," said John Popovich, Jr., M.D., Henry Ford Hospital president and chief executive officer. "Henry Ford has been a destination for clinical excellence, education, and research for a century, and our partnership with the auto industry has been a driving force in discovery and innovation."
The Gallery, which in previous years has generated over $10 million in vehicle sales, will feature an estimated $6 million worth of exotic brands and vehicles in a salon setting. The special evening also includes inspired meals prepared by celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck and served at Ignite, MGM Grand-Detroit's posh sushi bar and lounge. Guests will also be treated to a runway fashion show featuring striking attire for women and men provided by Neiman Marcus.
While The Gallery's roster of sublime cars is still being created, participating brands have previously included: Aston-Martin, Bentley, Chevrolet Corvette, Falcon, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lincoln, Lingenfelter, Maserati, McLaren, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, and SRT Viper.
Tickets for The Gallery are available for purchase by calling 248-283-5126.
MGM Grand Detroit is located at 1777 Third St., Detroit, MI, 48226.
About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 27th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place. Administered by Executive Director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.
About Henry Ford Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital, the flagship facility for Henry Ford Health System, is an 872-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex. The hospital is staffed by the Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation's largest and oldest group practices with 1,200 physicians in more than 40 specialties. The hospital, which opened in 1915, is a Level 1 trauma center, recognized for clinical excellence and innovations in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, sports medicine, organ transplants, and treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancers. The hospital annually trains more than 700 medical students, 500 residents and 125 fellows in 46 accredited programs. In 2011, the hospital opened the Innovation Institute, a project aimed at shaping the future of medicine. The hospital and campus is led by CEO John Popovich Jr., M.D. To learn more, visit henryfordhospital.com
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