An annual charity ball with a 1950’s theme aims to help grow surgical services in Livingston County.

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston will host more than 400 business leaders and community members at its annual charity ball on Saturday, April 21st at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Genoa Township. The Sock Hop Soirée will involve a festive 1950's theme.

Funds raised will benefit the enhancement of surgical services at St. Joe's Livingston and the St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Health Center, which includes construction of new operating rooms, the purchase of advanced technology, and the expansion of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures being offered. The surgical service upgrades are part of St. Joe's Livingston and Brighton's Transformation Project, a $41.1 (m) million investment to revolutionize healthcare and better serve patients and families close to home. Together, St. Joe's Livingston and Brighton perform over 4,600 surgical procedures each year, many of which are being performed on a recently acquired da Vinci® Si robotic surgery system. That number is expected to increase to 5,500 over the next several years.

The Sock Hop Soirée begins at 6pm with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, music, dancing, live entertainment and more. Guests are encouraged to dress in festive fifties fashion and will enjoy interactive games along with special guest appearances. Sponsorships and tickets are available. For more information, please contact the St. Joe's Livingston's Office of Development at 517-545-5151 or visit (JM)