Eleventh Annual Auction Gala to Benefit Children's Hospital at Strong

September 17, 1998

The 11th annual Children's Hospital at Strong Auction Gala will be held on Saturday, October 3, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street. The event will include a silent auction, dinner, and a live auction, followed by a jazz performance. Proceeds from the event will benefit Children's Hospital at Strong -- to provide support for the care of gravely and chronically ill children in our community and enable vital community outreach programs and cutting-edge research to continue.

Highlights of the items for bid at the live auction include: a new Volkswagen Beetle from The Dorshel Automotive Group, a chance to bathe "Lilac" and "Genny C." - elephants with the Seneca Park Zoo, NASCAR memorabilia, a rare beanie baby, and much more. Tickets for the Auction Gala are $125 per person and can be purchased by calling 273-5948. The attire for the evening is black tie optional.

Children's Hospital at Strong is a 112-bed facility within the University of Rochester Medical Center and is the primary medical center for ill children and adolescents in the region. Patients with virtually every diagnosis are treated at Children's Hospital - from the pediatric neonatal intensive care unit to the new Strong Children's Heart Center.

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