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Oct. 4 is last day to buy Stars of Texas Gala tickets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                
Sept. 26, 2013
Rachel Nelson 512-753-3616
SAN MARCOS, TX – The deadline is fast approaching to buy tickets for Central Texas Medical Center’s 21st annual Stars of Texas Gala, happening on Oct. 13 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa & Conference Center in San Marcos. Hays County’s premiere black tie event will feature gourmet dining and entertainment by Neal McCoy, who is returning for the second year in a row by popular demand.
Tickets to the Gala cost $200 and may be purchased by calling (512) 753-3687. The deadline to buy tickets is Friday, Oct. 4, and proceeds from the event will benefit CTMC expanding surgical services.
This year’s Gala will honor local philanthropist Miriam McCoy and her late husband, Emmett, along with their children.
“The McCoy’s have made numerous donations to CTMC through the years that help keep the hospital on the leading edge,” said Clay DeStefano, executive director of the CTMC Foundation.
Those who attend the Stars of Texas Gala will have a chance to participate in the silent auction, which will include two tickets to George Strait’s final concert in Dallas that will conclude the country music mega-star’s “Cowboy Rides Away” tour. The winning bidder of the tickets will also enjoy hotel accommodations.
Bidders will also have a chance to walk away with a 5-day, 4-night getaway to Ruidoso, New Mexico, autographed Spurs memorabilia and a guitar signed by Neal McCoy. Additionally, an autographed “Country Music Legends” acoustic guitar will be up for grabs, which is signed by Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, George Strait and Wynnona Judd.
In recent years, the Stars of Texas Gala has benefitted CTMC’s expanding cardiac services, a new chest pain center, an expansion of the Women’s Center and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). For tickets, to become a sponsor or donate an auction item, visit, or e-mail
About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation
The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organizations whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center. 

Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $7.5 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement. 

CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. As part of Adventist Health System, CTMC brings a long tradition of Christian healthcare to San Marcos. Now with 37 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.