This evening, Mt. Carmel St. Ann's hospital will welcome business leaders, community advocates and medical professionals to the Westerville campus for the Hard Hats & Heels fundraiser to benefit the ongoing $110 million Project GRACE hosptial expansion.

The gala will begin with the unveiling and blessing of a new statue honoring hosptial patroness St. Ann at 6:30, followed by a cocktail reception then the main program at 8 p.m. The event will be held in St. Ann's new Grand Main Entrance and will afford guests a look at the hospital's new patient tower. The expansion will add 60 beds to St. Ann's, an Integrated Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, an orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine inpatient care unit, a new main entrance and a new 3-level Parking Garage and road enhancements.

(At right, Messer Construction employees hang banners at the constuction site in 2012. File/Columbus Dispatch)

Business sponsors have thrown their patronage behind the gala:

* L Brands (Limited Brands), $25k title sponsor

* Cardinal Health, $10k premier sponsor

* PNC, $10 k premier sponsor

* Messer Construction, $5k sponsor

* Mid-City Electric, $5k sponsor

* Taft, Stettinius and Hollister LLP, $5k sponsor

* Brickman Co., $2,500

* Columbia Gas, $2,500

* Fifth Third Bank, $2,500

* Huntington Bank, $2,500

* Key Bank, $2,500

* Moody Nolan, $2,500

* Westar OB/GYN, $2,500

* Bailey Cavalieri, LLC, $1k

* Columbus Art Memorial, $1k

* Decker Construction Co., $1k

* Delaware County Bank, $1k

* Edgewood Manor of Westerville, $1k

* Heapy Engineering, $1k

* Heartland of Uptown Westerville & Heartland of Westerville, $1k

* Marketing Works, $1k

* Quick Solutions, $1k

* Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., $1k

* Thirty-One Gifts, $1k

* United Healthcare of Ohio, $1k