Whole Lotta Love (for Biker Bash) raises over $100,000

Leather-clad patrons sporting tattoos, custom choppers, skull artwork, and rock ’n’ roll music set the tone for Biker Bash, this year’s annual fundraiser for the OMH Foundation. The sold-out event welcomed over 700 community members and raised more than $100,000 for Project 2020, a long-term campaign to support the need for a new patient tower.

Thanks to the skills of the hospital maintenance department and the decorating committee, led by Lee Ann Thomas, the American Legion building had the look and feel of a movie backdrop from “Ghost Rider”. Local motorcycle enthusiasts loaned their “colors” and T- shirts to add to the décor. Many thanks go to area Marines, led by SgtMaj Joe Houle, for helping with this amazing transformation.

Golden Corral, a major sponsor of this year’s fund-raiser, provided a wonderful dinner, complemented by an amazing cupcake display in the fiery colors of the event. Biker Bash marked the sixth event for Golden Corral, which is fast approaching the $100,000 mark for inkind contributions in services and food to the Foundation.

After a welcome by Foundation Chair Jeff Clark and an invocation from Honorary Chair LaRue Hambrick, the evening kicked into gear with silent and live auctions, organized by Gayle Alvis and Jimmie Ervin, and emceed by George Lanvermeier. Jewelry, golf packages, beach houses, limousine packages and granite vanity tops topped the list of most-wanted items. (Special thanks to Tim Chadwick and his small team of tech-savvy volunteers for streamlining the check-in and check-out process!) Funds from the auctions, “Biker Bars,” photo booth and a few games of chance generated nearly $15,000.

The evening went into overdrive with the high-energy and nonstop performance of the A-Town A-List, an Atlanta-based band that kept the dance floor in motion until closing time with a string of favorites from line dance to pop to funk to rock.

“We are so grateful for the remarkable generosity that this community provides, for an event that will impact the entire community by providing the best healthcare available in our area,” said Clark. “The time and dedication of the events committee is truly remarkable.” Amy Sousa, Vice President Public Relations/Marketing, echoed those comments, adding: “Many hands make light work. The success of this event is a credit to the countless hours donated by many volunteers who serve on the Foundation board, hospital board, on the events committee, and as cheerleaders within their hospital departments or physician practices. Each and every volunteer makes this possible.”

The Foundation would like to offer special thanks to our Hall of Heritage supporters – Marine Federal Credit Union and Louis & Doris Sewell – as well as all of our other sponsors. We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help.

P.S.: Start finding those 1970s polyester leisure suits and metallic dresses ... next year’s theme is Disco Fever !


Disco Fever 2014 Sponsors


Hall of Heritage $100,000 Sponsors

Marine Federal Credit Union

Louis and Doris Sewell


Biker Bash $10,000 Sponsor

Golden Corral



Road King $5,000 Sponsor

First Citizens Bank

Johnston Pain Management

The Daily News




Electra Glide 2,500 Sponsors

Atlantic Coast Foods / Burger King

Bank of America

Courts Plus Fitness

Ed & Cindy Piper

Elise Beall Photography

Jacksonville Children's and Multispecialty Clinic, PA

Jacksonville Rotary Club

Jones-Onslow EMC

Modern Exterminating Co.

Patient Financial Services/Patient Access Dept. OMH

Proforma Piedmont Business Graphics

Richard & Aletha Pugh

Sanders Ford, Inc

Team Health East

TownePlace Suites

Vantage South Bank

Wells Fargo


Softail Deluxe $1,000 Sponsors


Bell Fork Self Storage

Atlantic Construction, Inc.

Coastal Bank & Trust

Coastal Carolina Health Network, INC.

Coastal Foot Center, Dr. Valentine Hamilton

Col & Mrs. Grant Sparks, USMC (Ret)

Dr. Randy Blackburn

Drs. Gonzalez & Josilevich

Dr. & Mrs. Peter Eweje

Dr. Virginia Albano & Dr. Daniel Hagan

Excel Limousine Service

First Bank

Flowers on the Move

Furniture Fair, Inc.

Greg & Amy Sousa

Hemant Sheth, MD

In Honor of Drs. Piper and Burlingame

In Memory of Marcia Pearson

In Memory of Sally Yadlowsky

Jack and Sue Kegley

Jeff & April Clark

Julia Collinsk

Joseph J. Henderson, Sr.

Kathy & James Askins

LaRue Hambrick

Maintenance Department OMH

Minges Bottling Group/Pepsi

Mr. Bobby E. Pearson

National Automotive Group

Office Park Eye Center

OMH Imaging

Onslow Surgical Clinic

Pamela E. Thomas

Swetang Patel, MD, PA

Southeastern Medical Oncology Center

Southern Comforts Gifts and Specialties

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

Women's Healthcare Associates

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage


Sportster $500 Sponsors


Bill and Jeannette Orr

CAPT & Mrs. S.P. Alford

Carobell, Inc.

Carriage House Furniture

Coastal Carolina Internal Medicine, PA

Col and Mrs. John Kopka

Dr. & Mrs. Jose I. Ros

Furniture Plus, Inc. & High Point Furniture

Home2 Suites by Hilton

In Memory of Chris Burlingame

In Memory of Jack Caserta

Jacksonville Women's Clinic, PA

Jamie McGlaughon

Kell Medical


Mahmoud A. Issa, MD

Main Lab & Onslow Diagnostics, In Loving Memory of Marianne S. Ferrell

Marc R. Martin & Anna Jurczynski-Martin

May Exterminating

Mewborn & Deselms, Attorneys at Law

Mr. & Mrs. James Butler

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McConnell

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Malfitano

OMH Respiratory Care & Neuro-Diagnostics Dept.

Onslow Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Robert M. Sheegog, Jr., DVM

Saturday Brand Communications

Sean Scully, MD

Secured Lock, Inc.

Sophie's Trophies

Southeastern Nephrology Associates

Southeastern Steel Choppers

Steve & Diane Scarborough and Joel & Sarah Wiltgen

The Hayden Family