Have you had an Orchids and Candlelight party in the past? Have you thought about having one? We want to hear from you! Our new goal is to raise another million dollars, and you can help!
How can you participate? Plan a party! It does not need to be elaborate. It can be at home or in a restaurant; it can be for brunch, lunch, or dinner. You could go bowling, plan a picnic, play bridge, celebrate a birthday – whatever you want it to be. The date is flexible: parties can be held any time you choose, generally between March and September. Plus, all expenses for the host are tax deductible.
Invite your friends! There have been parties with only 2 guests and others with 100. Your guests are asked to donate a minimum of $25 per person. If you think about it, it is difficult to go out to eat for less than that. In addition, there is a spectacular reception for all hosts and guests, which will be held at the Elmira Country Club on April 12, 2014.
How does it work? First, contact Alene Goodman of the Auxiliary at (607) 737-7007 x3791, and let her know that you would like to host a party. Details and a guest list form will then be sent to you. Next, fill out this form with the date, time, and place for the party, along with your guest list. The Auxiliary mails the invitations to the guests, receives their responses, and then informs you of who will be attending. The guests send their donations to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary, and these donations may be eligible for matching funds and a portion may be tax deductible.
Why participate? Money that is raised helps purchase equipment and fund services to help patients and families who go to the Falck Cancer Center for care. So, all of the money stays right here, to help people we know and love. In essence, it’s a good feeling, helping a cause that helps so many.