Craig Ferguson headlines Mary Free Bed ‘ReHA!bilitation Gala’

craig-fergusonGrand Rapids, Mich. – The Mary Free Bed Foundation is celebrating 125 years of Mary on Nov. 5 at the ReHA!bilitation Gala at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids featuring special guest Craig Ferguson. Tickets are on sale now.

Ferguson, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, boasts a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and stage. He was nominated for an Emmy Award during his 10-year run as host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show” and won an Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host for “Celebrity Name Game.” He’s well-known for playing Nigel Wick on “The Drew Carey Show” from 1996 to 2003. In 2015, his stand-up comedy special “Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

“We look forward to celebrating our special anniversary with our very special guest, Craig Ferguson,” said Timothy Pietryga, vice president for Advancement. “This national talent will help us celebrate 125 years of providing hope and freedom to the West Michigan community.”

The gala is the foundation’s premiere fundraising event. Proceeds support program expansion as well as the Charitable Care Fund.

The “ties and heels” event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the program at 8 p.m.

Individual tickets are $250 per person; event sponsorship also is available. To purchase tickets, reserve a sponsorship or for additional information, please contact Sydne Di Cesare at 616.840.3137 or, or visit The deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 22.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital. For 125 years, Mary Free Bed has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of comprehensive services and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit

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