Meridian Health Services Rialzo Extravaganza 2022 Results — Muncie Journal


MUNCIE, Ind. Meridian Health Services’ Rialzo, East Central Indiana’s largest charity gala, returned with a new look, location and purpose on Saturday, May 14 at the Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility on the Ball State campus. Over 700 of Meridian’s biggest supporters attended Rialzo XI and enjoyed an evening of entertainment, guest speakers including Governor Eric Holcomb, Chairman Geoff Mearns danced and raised funds for the wide array of Meridian addiction and recovery programs – real purpose with a party!

The Kentucky Derby-themed charity gala featured ‘The Greatest 2 Minutes in Fundraising’ – the Meridian Derby – a virtual horse racing event allowing guests to donate and choose from 10 horses that each represented a program Meridian Addictions and Recovery different. Over $470,000 has been raised from Rialzo and proceeds will help support Meridian’s Detox and Recovery Centers (ARC), Maternal Treatment Program (MTP), Women’s Recovery Home, Home with Hope and other Meridian detox and recovery programs.

“There has been a renewed focus on our goal this year due to the increased need for addictions and recovery programs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Hank Milius, President and CEO. direction of Meridian. “We had a sense of urgency that ignited our theme – ‘Go, Baby, Go!’ – to raise funds for Meridian’s Addictions and Recovery programs and provide support for those in need.

During the Rialzo XI program, Governor Eric Holcomb received the Rialzo Spirit of Meridian Award, a recognition that honors an individual who demonstrates proactive actions in promoting healthier communities.

Rialzo XI also featured spectacular entertainment with performances from Rialzo’s artistic partners – Muncie Civic Theatre, Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Orchestra Indiana – and the band Party on the Moon, featuring top 40 dance and country hits. In addition, guests enjoyed various entertainment, auctions, raffle prizes and the 10 stables representing each running Derby horse for the various addiction programs.

“We are so fortunate to have a community of so many great organizations that have helped support our event. Rialzo is truly a community collaboration,” said Beth Clark, Vice President of Marketing and Development at Meridian. Rialzo XI was made possible in part through the generosity of presenting sponsor, Ball State University.Additional support has been provided by:

Diamond “Winning” Sponsors: Complete Masonry Services, Greg Hubler Automotive Group, Intersection, Manor Brother’s Concrete Work, The Clubhouse at Accutech, First Merchants, Indiana Michigan Power, Jay-Crew in partnership with Blue Grass Nursery, Pridemark Construction, Willowbrook Interiors and Scherrer Construction.

Platinum Place Sponsors: Sight & Sound, Delaware Country Club, Once Upon a Plate, Camp & Eat Boat-Tique, University Dermatology Centers, Kia of Muncie, Toyota of Muncie, Henry Community Health, The Star Press and Clancy’s Car Washes.

Silver “Show” Sponsors: Amazing Joe’s Grill, CS Kern, Delaware Glass, Magna Powertrain, Sursa Griner Wealth Management of Raymond James, Hornaday DDS, Damar Services, Dennis, Wenger and Abrell Attorney’s-at-Law, Redhead Salon Boutique and Woof Boom Radio.

Visit to view additional photos and videos of Rialzo XI or make a donation to support Meridian’s mission to create healthier communities.

About Meridian Health Services

Meridian Health Services is a regional, progressive health care organization specializing in “whole person” health, integrating physical, mental and social well-being to help people achieve their optimal health. Meridian serves nearly 40,000 patients throughout Indiana, offering a wide range of healthcare specialties including: Primary Medical Care, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Inpatient/Outpatient Psychiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Addictions and Recovery, Dental Services , children and families, behavioral health and social services .

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