Special Events Manual
Teddy Bear Fair
Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Teddy Bear Fair supported by the CAMC Foundation is held the first Saturday in October at Women and Children's Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each year more than 1,000 people attend to observe a variety of educational displays, play games, and win prizes and much more. The annual fair allows children and their families to experience the hospital in a non-threatening way. Kids who visit are given a teddy bear to take from station to station to learn about many health and hospital-related topics.
Wine Tasting and Planned Giving Seminar
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Location: North Gate Business Park, 400 Association Drive
You are cordially invited to indulge your senses on an exquisite selection of wines and splendid hors d'oeuvres presented by the CAMC Foundation. The evening will start with a 30 minute presentation on the basic of planned giving and flexible strategies for making charitable gifts. After the short presentation the wine tasting begins at 6:15pm.
Evening gowns and tuxedos to golf clubs and runner's shorts. The CAMC Foundation events have something for everyone - whether you enjoy sports or like to dress up for an evening out. You can enjoy a fun event and know you are supporting a wonderful cause.
CAMC Foundation Gala
On April 26, 2014, the CAMC Foundation hosted its annual Gala to support CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital. The CAMC Foundation Gala plays a significant role in providing healthcare to the indigent children and families of our region and state. Each year, newborns, infants, and children in underserved families have a better start at life because of individuals and businesses that support this event. Proceeds from the Gala provide education, wellness and care management services for children and families in our community.
The 2014 Gala attracted over 400 guests to the Clay Center for Arts and Sciences in Charleston, WV. The event highlights included fine cuisine, cocktails, entertainment and an auction of unique trips, services, jewelry and more.
The goal of the CAMC Foundation Gala is to raise much needed funds to sustain a positive and healing presence in West Virginia. Outside of the community support received each year, there is no other funding to address this important void in our community. In 2014, this event grossed $460,000 for Women and Children's Hospital.
The CAMC Foundation Golf Classic celebrated its 23rd anniversary in 2014. Created to attract the sports enthusiast, the Golf Classic supports the Foundation's Children's Fund. Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund children's safety net services including NICU, trauma, clinics, preventive and educational programs at CAMC Women and Children's Hospital. Specifically the proceeds support the Children's Medicine Center, the NICU, Pediatric Oncology Program, Family Resource Center and the Child Abuse Prevention Program.
Each year, more than 300 golfers play on three courses in Kanawha County: Berry Hills Country Club, Edgewood Country Club and Sleepy Hollow Country Club. A great game of golf, refreshments, food and raffle are among the highlights of the day. In 2014 the Golf Classic raised $216,000 for the children's Fund. For more information or to register for this event, email email@example.com.
Run for Your Life 5-mile Run, 2.5-mile Walk
June 20, 2015
Kick off your FestivALL festivities with this fun race and support a good cause. In conjunction with the Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-off this 5-mile run and 2.5- mile walk begins at Haddad Riverfront Park and takes runners through Charleston, up around the historic Spring Hill cemetery and back to Haddad Riverfront Park. Proceeds from this race benefit the CAMC Foundation to support colorectal cancer awareness and screening.
In 2014, over 270 participants between the ages of 8 to 78 participated in the run and raised over $26,000 that was used within our community to provide for education and screening measures for colorectal cancer.
Volunteers are needed to provide water stations along the race route. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and a voucher for a free beverage at the Chili Cook-off. To register or to volunteer for this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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