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Raising a Glass to the Region’s Tiniest Fighters

Monday, February 12, 2007

An Evening of Wine and Wishes, a benefit for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, will celebrate the tiniest, neediest premature and newborn babies in the Finger Lakes region by raising funds, awareness and even wine glasses to support their special care.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road,  a sprawling facility that merges working studios, gallery corridors and entertaining and theatre areas, all drenched in creativity and absolutely covered with art. The evening will bring wine tasting from several Finger Lakes wineries, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and music by the Greater Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. A silent auction will showcase an assortment of wines, a weekend getaway to Grand Summit Resort in Mount Snow, Vt., and a night of stargazing at the Mees Observatory. Wish list items also will be available to purchase for the hospital. 

The night will feature a photography series by local natural light children’s photographer, Amanda Padgham, giving a glimpse into the NICU, which cares for 1,200 newborns each year. Most of these babies are delivered at Strong Memorial, which serves as the Regional Perinatal Center for all high-risk obstetrical services; still, some 250 of these newborns are transferred from surrounding hospitals by a special neonatal transport team.

Ticket are $95 per person; corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. To purchase, become a sponsor or learn more, please call (585) 273-5948.

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