It is simply hard to Believe how much life has changed for all Americans during this last year…and the changes continue. In order to adapt to these extraordinary times, the upcoming 15th Annual Hearts for Our Hospital Gala will be a virtual affair! Yes, on Saturday, February 13, 2021, for the first time in the event’s history, the gala will be streamed live via Live Stream into the living rooms of virtually the entire world.

This year’s theme is “Believe!” because in trying times, hope is America’s greatest asset. We must believe that, together, we can persevere and overcome the adversity life has thrown our way and, in doing so, bring hope to so many in need.

We Believe…and we want to make you a believer, too.

This year’s gala is hosted by UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation and The Villages® Homeowners Advocates (VHA). Together, we are excited to present this awesome technologically groundbreaking event. We Believe this will set a precedent for future galas to come, and we invite you to join us.

During this spectacular event, specialists from UF Health and local physicians will present exciting new information on relevant topics such as the COVID-19 virus that is affecting us all in so many different ways. Also, the hospital’s new relationship with UF Health will be highlighted. Audience members will be able to ask questions and get real-time answers to some of the tough questions we are all asking. In addition to these informative presentations, there will be panel discussions, virtual “House Parties” held throughout The Villages, and an online auction during which the event’s virtual audience will have the opportunity to bid on and purchase exclusive items, exciting experiences and gift cards to their favorite shops and restaurants.

There is no doubt about it; COVID-19 has changed the face of the world we live in. Moving forward we must accept what is, let go of what was, and Believe in what can be.

For questions or more information on how you can participate, please contact the UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation office at 352-751-8871. You can also visit our website at, or follow our Facebook page for the latest updates.