140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

“Something for everyone... a comedy tonight!”

Greetings from Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California!

During the 1970’s, one of the TV networks borrowed a Broadway tune to advertise their Fall line-up. As we head into our Fall line-up of events at Shriners Hospitals for Children, I find that same chorus line stuck in my head: “Something for everyone... a comedy tonight!”

While we aren’t benefiting from anything comedic… there truly is something for everyone thanks to the dedication and generosity of wonderful individuals in the community. As a friend of the hospital with a commitment to the children we treat, I want to be respectful of your time by limiting the number of emails and even invitations. This email includes no attachments but contains links you may access for additional information.

The success of each of these events is dependent on participation. There really is something for everyone! I hope you will choose to support our unique mission by participating in one or more of the fun and truly festive events below. Please feel free to contact me with questions or if you need any registration assistance. Thank you very, very much! Alan

September 12th and 13th – Ed Crane’s Golf and Grape Gathering [Key words: Golf, Rancho Murrieta, Mercedes Benz El Dorado Hills, Fine Food, Fine Wines]

Adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, is a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 18 000 people – and most severely affects boys and men. Sign up to play golf and enjoy two splendid events focused on fun with friends. It truly is that simple to provide hope to families whose children are suffering from ALD. Hope for children and their families is scientific research, including studies being led by researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. A golf foursome includes 8 tickets to Sunday night’s Wine & Wedges Reception.

September 18th – Le Gala d’Ourverture un Samedi Soir [Key words: Penthouse Views, Trip to Paris and Rome, Sunset and Fine Food, Capitol Mall Restaurants]

This early evening reception on the night before the Capitol Concours d’Elegance puts guests literally on top of the world. From the 25th floor of the US Bank Tower, guests can admire the Concours field and the western sunset, while enjoying live entertainment and the cuisine of Ambrosia, 4th Street Grille, House Kitchen & Bar, Il Fornaio and Morton’s. Reservations include automatic entry into a chance drawing for a trip to Paris and Rome. Space is limited. All-inclusive pricing is $100 per person.

September 18th – Wild West Charity Fundraiser [Key words: Aura, Midtown Sacramento, Western Wear, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Country Music]

This late afternoon, early evening event puts the fun in fundraising – and has for three years. Hosted this year at AURA, in Midtown Sacramento on J Street, the Wild West Charity Fundraiser raises money for the unique mission of the hospital via ticket sales, chance drawing ticket sales and proceeds from purchases. Guests are encouraged to wear cowboy hats, boots, and western wear; and to bring friends so you can enjoy country bands, local celebrities and old-west décor together. Hours are 4-8 PM. Advance tickets are $20, and $25 at the door. Space is limited.

September 19th – Capitol Concours d’Elegance [Key words: Champion Automobiles, Performance and Design, Test Drives, Destination Capitol Mall]

Marvel at some of the world’s most beautiful automobiles and motorcycles, courtesy of private collectors. This showcase of design and performance genius is not just for the automobile fan or collector. In addition to Concours champions and million dollar vehicles, guests will have the opportunity to bid on personal rides in a Ferrari and sample contemporary showroom models from Mercedes Benz Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Rocklin; and Elk Grove Toyota. Hours are 10 AM-4 PM. Parade for awards ceremony begins at 2 PM. Advance tickets are $10; children ages 12 and under are free; active military personnel with appropriate ID are free; tickets are $15 at the gate. Garage parking available. Live music, food and beverages available.

Alan S. Anderson,Director of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California

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