The 42nd Annual Mercy Ball was an elegant event held on Saturday, November 9, 2012 at the Grand Del Mar Hotel in Del Mar, CA. Barbara J. Menard joined the festive gathering for the evening that benefited the breast care programs and services at the two campuses of Scripps Mercy Hospital. Through the funds raised and donor support, the breast care centers are able to offer compassionate patient care, leading edge technology, community education services and early detection programs. During the event the six Sisters of Mercy who were in attendance were recognized for their years if service. As the ball co- chairs stated, “So many people in our community have been healed by the love of these remarkable women who are the embodiment of the mission of Mercy.” They ensure that the “Spirit of Mercy” and the 122 year legacy of compassionate care and dedication continued at Scripps Mercy Hospital.