Rialzo IX – Magic Carpet Ride Charity Gala

Rialzo is Meridian Health Services’ annual charity gala celebrating the harmony of “whole-person” health. Rialzo…Italian for “to elevate or rise above,” is symbolic to Meridian Health Services in this collaborative fundraising event to raise the importance of a healthy mind and community. The event includes an evening of spectacular entertainment, performances from our arts partners, dinner, dancing, and fundraising auctions all in support of Meridian’s programs.

This year, Rialzo IX’s Purpose with a Party to raise funds to create specialized programming and support for drug addicted mothers and their newborn babies.


“The Blasters” – High Energy, National Band

The Blasters performed a 3-hour, non-stop set of high energy music that kept people on their feet and dancing all night. They performed top hits and classic songs by Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Tina Turner, Beyoncé, and MANY MORE!


Elevating the Maternal Treatment Program

Addicted Mothers and their Newborn Babies

  1. With your help, last year we were able to designate over $150,000 toward the opening of our Maternal Treatment Program helping drug-addicted mothers and their newborn babies. Since opening its doors, two-thirds of the babies born to mothers in the program have had little to no stay in the NICU, and the program continues to be at full capacity.

Thank You to All Who Contributed at Rialzo IX

  • 989attendees
  • $206Kraised for Meridian Health Services & Maternal Treatment Program
  • 47women and 17 children treated; continually at full capacity
  • 2of babies born had little or no stay in NICU