NICU Fundraiser will Raise a Glass to Region’s Tiniest Fighters

April 17, 2008


The 2nd annual Evening of Wine and Wishes, a benefit for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, will celebrate the nearly 1,200 premature and newborn babies in the Finger Lakes region who rely on the unit’s expert care each year.

This rescheduled event (cancelled in March due to poor weather) raises funds, awareness and even wine glasses to support these babies’ special needs, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Avenue. This memorable night promises delicious fare – wine tasting from several Finger Lakes wineries, beer tasting from Custom BrewCrafters, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert. It will be paired with jazz music and a poignant portraiture series by local natural light children’s photographer, Amanda Padgham, whose art will offer a glimpse into the NICU.

Wish list items will be available to purchase for the hospital, and a silent auction held throughout the evening will showcase an assortment of wines. Last year’s generous bidding raised $40,000 – enough to purchase an additional Giraffe OmniBed, the most advanced incubator available.

Tickets are $95 per person. To learn more or to purchase tickets (deadline is Tuesday, April 29), call (585) 273-5948.
The fundraiser benefits nearly 1,200 premature and newborn babies in the Finger Lakes region who rely on the NICU's expert care each year.

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