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Beebe Medical Foundation and the Rehoboth Art League Prepare for the 25th Anniversary Best of the Beach Art Auction

Beebe Medical Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Best of the Beach Art Auction, Dinner & Dance will take place on Saturday, June 14, beginning at 6 p.m. under a tent on the grounds of Beebe Healthcare’s Health Campus, located on Route 24 in Rehoboth Beach.

The annual Best of the Beach fundraiser galvanizes community support for both Beebe Healthcare and the Rehoboth Art League. This important fundraising event becomes more exciting each year, and well deserves its top billing as the most enjoyable evening of the summer season.

The featured artist will be Laura Hickman with her painting entitled “View from Savage’s Ditch Rehoboth Bay.” Laura attended Hood College, Trinity College’s Barbieri Center and graduated with an MFA in printmaking, painting and drawing from the University of Delaware. After teaching at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Savannah College of Art and Design, she returned home to Bethany Beach to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time artist. She has exhibited widely in the Mid-Atlantic region and has had two exhibitions in Germany. Her artwork is in many private and corporate collections including the Washington, DC residence of Vice-President Biden.

This year, Big Fish Grill will cater and the band Remedy will keep partygoers on the dance floor. In addition to the showcase live auction, the evening will include a traditional silent auction featuring art and gift items. A new twist for silent auction bidding this year is Bidpal.

Bidpal allows wireless bidding on your own personal smart phone.

The proceeds will be designated to the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing and provide them with a simulation manikin to advance training and experience. A Simulation Trainer is a life-size manikin and software system that performs and reacts like a real life patient. Using a Simulation manikin provides students the opportunity to participate in a multitude of clinical circumstances including high anxiety situations in a safe learning environment. As a result, learners build confidence in their assessments, skills, communication techniques, and decision making abilities. Simulation training allows for an active learning environment and lends itself perfectly to nursing education.

For ticket or sponsorship information, please go to, or call Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900. Beebe Medical Foundation was established in 1989 with the sole mission to raise philanthropic support for Beebe Healthcare. The Foundation is located at 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Visit us online at

Caption: Shown here is the painting “View from Savage’s Ditch Rehoboth Bay” that is by the featured artist Laura Hickman, which will be among the artwork to be auctioned at the 25th Anniversary Best of the Beach Art Auction.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services. For more information, please visit us online at