“You are invited to enter the exotic world of Moroccan wonder and delight, savor the scents of saffron and cinnamon, relax in your caravan laden with Takshitas and rich tapestries.” The Development Council, fundraising arm of The Outer Banks Hospital, was captivated by the luxurious imagery of the desert oasis, which is reflected in the language of their invitation to the 4th annual Flights of Fancy black tie gala on January 10th.

“The Development Council wanted to stay focused on fighting cancer,” said Stuart Bell, Chairman for this year’s Gala. “Cancer is the leading cause of death in Dare County and The Outer Banks Hospital is committed to providing programs and services which will assist in the fight against cancer. I’m proud to be a part of this effort.”

“The Council and the gala committees began meeting this spring,” said hospital president Van Smith. “It takes a tremendous amount of time and energy to create the remarkable event they produce. I am in awe of their commitment. Without them, there would be no Flights of Fancy. We are indebted to them for the more than $300,000 they have raised for cancer services on the Outer Banks.”

The gala, scheduled for January 10th will be held in the Wright Brothers Memorial Pavilion in Kill Devil Hills. For more information contact The Outer Banks Hospital’s Development Office at 449-5680.