Tuesday, February 9, 2010

About The Benefit

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Project Medishare at last night's Cleveland-Haiti Relief Benefit. It was a great success and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. We raised $3025 at the event, which brings our total donations to $7045!

Special thanks go to Marianne Frantz of the American Wine School for providing the venue, the wine, and the generous gift card we raffled off for courses at the wine school.

I would like to thank our many sponsors for providing the delicious food and many raffle prizes, and everyone who brought treats to share. The Earthquake wine Dr. Fitzgerald supplied was a big hit and a great way to cap off the evening. I am grateful to The Andi Foundation for providing us with a Hyde Park gift card for our raffle. The Andi Foundation, founded by Vicki and Andre Parhamovich in honor of their daughter who was killed in Iraq, helps young women fulfill their education and career dreams. I would also like to thank Joyce Barrett for donating her Cavs floor seats, and the Cavaliers organization for donating a Daniel Gibson autographed basketball. These generous gifts were a welcomed and unexpected surprise.

I'd also like to thank Debbie Harris for helping to organize this on such short notice. She did an amazing job.

Dr. Paul Vanek, Dr. Jack Fitzgerald and Jean Kurdas RN spoke eloquently. It was a privilege to hear their first-hand accounts of their relief efforts in Haiti. It was informative, heart-wrenching, and at times humorous. We were sorry that Theresa Jackson RN was unable to attend.

If anyone has photos from the benefit, please click here to contact me so I can arrange to receive them by e-mail.

Thanks again for everyone's continued support!