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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hospitality House of Charlotte, a private, non-profit organization that shelters out-of-town families who have loved ones in Charlotte area hospitals, is celebrating its 25th anniversary celebration with a Full House Casino Night scheduled for Friday, Apr. 16, 2010 at Byron's South End.

The event theme ties into Hospitality House, which shelters a full house of guests every day.

This event will celebrate our 25 years of sheltering families who needed us when their loved ones were in medical crisis, said Susan Ross, director of development at Hospitality House of Charlotte. We'll be bringing together families and friends to have a fun evening, enjoy delicious food and in turn make a difference in the lives of those in crisis.

General admission for the Casino Night event is open to the public at $75 per person. There are also sponsorship opportunities available by contacting Susan Ross at 704-376-0060 ext. 2 or sross@hospitalityhouseofcharlotte.org.

Advance reservations are required and are accepted until April 9th. Space is limited. There will be no general admission at the door. Current sponsors of the event include Goodrich Corporation, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP and Presbyterian Hospital. For more information on the Full House Casino Night or to learn more about Hospitality House of Charlotte, please visit www.HospitalityHouseofCharlotte.org.

About Hospitality House of Charlotte

Founded in 1985 by the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment (MMAE), Hospitality House of Charlotte serves approximately 217 guests per month whose average stay is 14 days. To date, more than 36,000 guests from 49 states and over 30 countries have stayed at Hospitality House of Charlotte. The House, open 365 days-a-year, is conveniently located near Presbyterian Hospital and across the street from Carolinas Medical Center at 1400 Scott Avenue.

The financial burden of medical expenses can be devastating to a family, let alone lodging and meals away from home. Hospitality House of Charlotte eases that burden. Each year, guests receive over 8,000 room nights. Hospitality House of Charlotte is not affiliated with a healthcare association or United Way program. The organization is funded entirely through charitable donations. For more information on how to help, please visit www.HospitalityHouseOfCharlotte.org.

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