The Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foundation's virtual charity event, the Spirit of the Summer Gala, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, July 17.

International concert and recording artist Maxine Linehan will debut an original song, "Stronger Together," by the singer and her husband, songwriter and producer Andrew Koss.

The song is inspired by SVHC's clinical teams and all responders to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who make a donation in support of the gala will receive a link to the virtual experience. Virtual attendees will also receive a commemorative gift, a recipe for the evening's signature cocktail, and a list of restaurants to patronize on July 17.

The restaurants have agreed to donate a portion of purchased meals to the gala.

Event proceeds will benefit SVHC's efforts toward continued readiness for and recovery from COVID-19.

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