Hula hoops, straw hats, flip-flops and frozen margaritas - Jacksonville has never seen it get so hot in February!

At Key West Island Fest - the OMH Foundation's Feb. 27 fund-raising gala - the tropical food, entertainment and ambience swept over 600 attendees away to the Caribbean for a delightful evening of fun, all for a great cause!

The Foundation is pleased to say that we surpassed our fund-raising goal of $100,000 for the evening, and earned a bit more than $120,000 in support of the new Radiation Oncology Center. In this tough fund-raising climate, it is amazing to say that over 100 businesses, cancer survivors, civic groups, hospital employees and concerned citizens showed their support by sponsoring the event!

Countless others donated auction items and other in-kind contributions, bought tickets to attend, and participated in event-day excitement like souvenir photo-ops and the live auction - with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Foundation.

We are truly humbled by the passionate support shown to this worthy cause, and the Foundation has been able to make great strides over the past couple of years because of our volunteers and donors. Additionally, special thanks to Project Chair LaRue Hambrick and Foundation Board Chair Rik Pugh for their dedication and enthusiasm.

Watch the Key West Island Fest YouTube video here >

Event Sponsor

Stevenson Automotive Group

Duval Street Sponsors

Golden Corral

The Daily News

Hemingway Home Sponsors

NextMedia Radio Group

TownePlace Suites

Atlantic Coast Foods/Burger King

First Citizens Bank

LaRue Hambrick

Jacksonville Children's & Multispecialty Clinic

Johnston Pain Management, P.A.

Jones-Onslow EMC

Marine Federal Credit Union

Modern Exterminating

Office Park Eye Center

Ed & Cindy Piper

Victoria Popkin

Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart, P.A.

Team Health East

W.T. Humphrey, Inc.

Key West Lighthouse Sponsors


Climate Control Heating & Cooling Co., Inc

Coastal Carolina Health Network

Coastal Carolina Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.A.

Tim Baker

Flowers on the Move, Inc.

Jean Hawley

Trixie J. Marranca

May Exterminating

Musicians Toy Store

Joseph P. Normandeau

Onslow Surgical Clinic

Professional Solutions, LLC

Richard & Aletha Pugh

The S/L/A/M Collaborative

T.A. Loving Company

Garland & Sue Tuton

Richard D. Twiford

Dr. & Mrs. Wade T. Ward

Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company

Women's Healthcare Associates

Conch Tour Train Sponsors


Pat & Linda Alford

Drs. Thomas W. Bell & Edward G. Covert, DDS

Bosom Buddies

George & Janice Brumbelow


Elizabeth Pace Britt

Penney Burlingame, DHA

Carobell Inc.

Carriage House Furniture

Cas & Theresa Caserta

Coastal Bank & Trust

Coastal Foot Center

Lee Cullum

Henry & Dawn Rochelle

Robert W. Detwiler, Attorney

Jacksonville Women's Clinic

John & Cherita Dougherty

Eastern Carolina Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

First Bank

In Memory of Eric Fonte

Great Gas & Oil Company

Bettie Gurganus

Hair Plus

In Honor & Memory of Alexander & Shirley Golla and Veda & Fred Kottke

Ibikunle Ojebuoboh, MD

Ida Mae Center Inc,

Alternative Cancer Wellness Therapy

Jacksonville Digestive Diseases Clinic, P.A.

J&T Siding, Inc.

Dr. Michael Josilevich

In Memory of Bruno Anderson & Margaret Kay

Kell Medical

Robert Kimbrough

Kiwanis of Onslow County

Barden & Phoebe Lanier

In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Roseman

Jon Douglas Lesan, DDS, RPh, PA

Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.

Man to Man Prostate Cancer

Support Group

Mr. & Mrs. Aragona, Jr.

Jamie McGlaughon

Margaret C. Merrick, MD

Furniture Fair

Moore Buick, Pontiac, GMC

National Dodge, Inc.

Onslow Animal Hospital

Onslow County

Medical Society Alliance

Edwin & Sherry Reffelt, In Memory of Helen Clary Reffelt

Rotary Club of Richlands

Sam's Furniture, Inc.

Sanders Ford

Saturday Brand Communications

SeaCoast Cardiology Consultants, P.A.

Secured Lock

SIA Group, Inc.

Southeastern Nephrology Associates

Sparks Chiropractic

Grant & Marla Sparks

Sutton Tree Company

In Memory of Judy Strickland

Doug & Teresa Thomas

Tony's Seafood

Bobby & Louise Williams

Willis, Vanek, Ball & Fischer, P.A.

Sarah & Joel Wiltgen and April Heath-Clark, US Cellular