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Giving Back In Hard Times Gets Creative

BB King Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants finds unique way to give back

Sept. 10, 2009 (Charlotte, N.C.) - Even with the economy still in a recession, one Charlotte business is still giving back - and in quite a creative way.

Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is sponsoring the BB King concert at The Fillmore on Oct. 6 and giving $12.50 for every ticket sold to the soon-to-be-built Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. This type of donation is the first of its kind for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Southeast.


“We’re committed to giving back to our community, particularly to children-focused groups,” said Jeannette Anselmo, Senior Administrative Director of Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants. “We hope this event brings both donations and awareness to this very important organization in Charlotte.”

With 2,000 seats in the Fillmore, the total donation will equal $25,000 to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, which is planning to break ground later this year. And by sponsoring the concert, Southeast is able to provide valuable marketing tools to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte in the time leading up to the concert.

Southeast chose the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte for this unique giving opportunity because of their corporate commitment to children's health in the Charlotte community. Several years back, Southeast gave $1 million to the Levine's Children's Hospital.

“We're thrilled that Southeast decided to raise money for us in a unique way,” said Mona Johnson-Gibson, Executive Director of Charlotte's Ronald McDonald House. “Fans of B.B. King will be glad to know that a portion of the ticket sales are going to a charity that wants to provide the families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable and caring ‘home away from home.’”

The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte will be the fifth such facility in North Carolina. The first Ronald McDonald House in North Carolina opened in Durham in 1980, and there also are Ronald McDonald House facilities in Chapel Hill, Greenville and Winston-Salem.

Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is an 80+ physician anesthesia and pain management practice serving more than 100,000 anesthesia and more than 45,000 pain management patients each year in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. On the Web at and

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