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Fundraising, dancing (and a live goat!) at Meridian’s Rialzo IX

from The StarPress MUNCIE, Ind. — It was evident the opioid crisis hits close to home for many local residents as a group of 1,000 echoing voices within the Horizon Convention Center quickly fell silent Saturday night. Terry Whitt Bailey, director of community development with the city of Muncie, stood at the podium at Rialzo IX, Meridian…

Rialzo IX: 8 things to expect at Meridian Health Services’ charity gala

from TheStarPress MUNCIE, Ind. — We’re edging closer and closer to Rialzo, and a selected group of guests got a sneak peek of what the annual charity gala will entail. Meridian Health Services held a Rialzo preview party — the party before the “purpose with a party,” if you will — which gave corporate sponsors and…

Meridian’s Rialzo 2018 Theme Announced

from The Muncie Journal Muncie, IN—Meridian Health Services’ Rialzo, its annual charity gala, will have a distinctively magical feel this year designed to focus on the new Maternal Treatment Program. Beth Clark, Meridian’s Vice President of Marketing, unveiled the theme for Rialzo IX at a press conference yesterday which is, Meridian’s Magic Carpet Ride – Elevating…

And the theme of Meridian’s 2018 Rialzo charity gala is…

from TheStarPress MUNCIE, Ind. — We know the dress colors. We know the cause. And after a press conference Wednesday, we know what theme and band Meridian Health Services has chosen for its ninth annual Rialzo charity gala. Meridian announced its fundraising event will be called “Meridian’s Magic Carpet Ride: Elevating the Maternal Treatment Program.” Beth Clark, Meridian’s…

Meridian announces dress colors, cause for Rialzo 2018

from The StarPress MUNCIE, Ind. — Those planning to attend Meridian Health Services’ ninth annual Rialzo charity gala can go ahead and start looking for their evening attire. Meridian announced the event’s theme colors early Tuesday on its Facebook page, giving guests a chance to purchase any dresses, ties and accessories with a four-month head start. Dress…

Addicted mothers, babies get help with Rialzo VIII funds

from TheStarPress It must have been an uncomfortable question Hank Milius, president and CEO of Meridian Health Services was asked: “What are we doing with addicted babies?” The answer, he said, was nothing. That was several years ago, and the person asking the question was his wife, Terri. Patients were falling through the cracks, Milius said.…

Meridian surpasses $150,000 Rialzo VIII goal

MUNCIE, Ind. — Thanks to the help of community members and partners, Meridian Health Services will be dedicating more than $150,000 toward the organization’s maternal treatment program for drug addicted pregnant mothers and their newborns, according to a release. Meridian’s goal going into its annual charity gala, Rialzo VIII on April 8 at the Horizon…

Rialzo VIII tickets are sold out

from TheStarPress MUNCIE, Ind. — Tickets to Meridian Health Services’ annual fundraiser, Rialzo VIII, “There’s No Place Like Home,” are officially sold out. A spokesperson for Meridian said the April 8 event at Horizon Convention Center is sold out for the fourth consecutive year. This is good news for the organization, since all ticket sale…

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