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CGH Health Foundation Silent Auction, Tuesday, May 9

Foundation news | Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Contact: Amanda Blaine

STERLING, IL (April 27, 2017) – A tisket, a tasket, come look at over 160 baskets which will be up for bid Tuesday, May 9 at CGH Medical Center. The annual Silent Auction extravaganza is a fundraiser for the CGH Health Foundation Annual Appeal and is being sponsored by the CGH Employee Division Committee.

The event, part of the Foundation 30th anniversary festivities, is open to the public and features a basket silent auction from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the CGH Ryberg Auditorium, Classroom 1 and Classroom 2, at 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling.  Bidding on the baskets will cease at 3:30 pm.

“There’s something for everyone, with so many themes represented this year,” said Mary Spitzer and Mary Jean Derreberry, CGH Employee Division co-chairs, “ whether it’s for a baby shower, graduation, Mother’s Day or Memorial Day – we’ve got it.”

T-shirts will be sold along with tickets for a 50/50 Raffle. The tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. The winner will be drawn at 1 pm on Friday, May 12. You need not be present to win. T-shirts are $15 each for crew neck style shirts and $17 for v-neck styled shirts. All adult sizes are available.

On Friday, May 12, the public is again welcome to check out the Bake Sale, Dessert Auction and Flower Sale sponsored by the CGH Health Foundation Employee Division Committee. This event will be in the CGH Ryberg Auditorium from 7 a.m. until all goodies are gone. Dessert Auction bidding will end at 1 p.m. Over 80 bakers will be sharing their culinary delights for this event. Get there early for the best selection! Cash, checks or credit/debit cards will be taken.

Proceeds from these events stay local and will help fund these Foundation programs, including comfort care services for cancer patients, Love on a Leash, Eyeglasses for Kids/Adults, Prescott Dental Clinic, Scholarships, Medication Assistance Program, Community Health Network, Workplace Wellness, Cardiac Wellness, Nutrition & Fitness, Transportation Assistance, Ways to Wellness, Diabetes Education, Women’s Health and Opioid Awareness. The Foundation has spent the last 30 years helping adults and children in the Sauk Valley lead healthier lives.

Co-chairs for the CGH Employee Division Committee include Mary Jean Derreberry and Mary Spitzer. Silent Auction Co-chairs are Mimi Hicks and Laurie Wetzell. T-Shirt Committee Co-Chairs are Berta Crofton and Sandra Williams. Bake Sale and Dessert Auction Co-Chairs are Janice Repass and Taylor Ryan.

For more information or to make a contribution, contact Amanda Blaine, Foundation development officer, at 815/625-0400, ext. 5575 or email