Big Bad Ball Wins 2007 Standing Ovation Award

Raleigh, NC, July 19, 2007 --( The 6th Annual Big Bad Ball, a black tie event hosted by the Young Executives Board of the Capital City Club, was recognized with a Standing Ovation award as the top Triangle charity event in Metro Magazine’s 2007 MetroBravo Awards. The charity event, which in 2006 was attended by over 450 people and raised $135,000 to benefit Hospice of Wake County, received the award based on a readers’ survey. This year’s Big Bad Ball will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at the Capital City Club in Raleigh. For more information, please call Jessie Hrivnak at the Capital City Club at 919-334-4254 or visit the event’s official Web site at

The complete list of 2007 MetroBravo award winners was featured in the July issue of Metro Magazine. An event honoring the recipients of the MetroBravo Awards is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. For more information, visit

“It is an honor for everyone involved to be named the top charity event in the Triangle,” said Brian Hollingsworth, chairman of the 6th Annual Big Bad Ball. “The success of this event has been outstanding, and we look forward to working with the community and Hospice again to create another beneficial evening in 2007.”

About Hospice of Wake County:
Hospice of Wake County is a private nonprofit agency that has benefited from generous donations from the people of Wake County and from the families of our patients. Our Board of Directors are all volunteer community leaders, and our focus on quality care grows from our very personal concern for our friends and neighbors. Hospice is a total care package for individuals with limited life expectancies and for their families. Care teams consisting of an experienced RN, a medical social worker, a home health aide, a chaplain and volunteers are available to every patient. Teams are assigned with the intent that the same basic team will remain with the patient and family for the duration of hospice services. Hospice of Wake County care teams work with the patient's personal physician, with consult as needed from the Medical Director. For more information, please call Hospice of Wake County at 919-828-0890 or visit the event’s official Web site at

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.

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Patty Briguglio