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2012 Black Tie Blue Jean Extravaganza

You're Invited... To be part of the Black Tie & Blue Jean Extravaganza, hosted by The Bellin Health Foundation.

The Black Tie & Blue Jean Extravaganza is a one-of-a-kind event in which participants are invited to mix and match formal and casual dress to create their attire for the evening. Tuxedo jackets, bib overalls, bow ties, evening gowns, jean jackets, top hats, denim skirts and heels, sneakers and boots will a be a part of the evening wear – setting the stage for a good time and a memorable experience.

The event has grown in each of its first six years. This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 8 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Weidner Center, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. Tickets to the public event are $80 per person. Table sponsorships for $1200 per table, as well as a variety of major sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Click here to buy tickets.

The evening will be surrounded by the glamour of old “Hollywood” including: Hollywood entertainers by Daddy D Productions, complimentary wine and cheese tasting by LedgeStone Vineyards and BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Hollywood-inspired hors d’oeuvres, entrees (featuring Veal Oscar, Lobster Wellington & Tuxedo Chicken), salads and desserts provided by The Runaway Spoon, cash bars, and red carpet complimentary photo by Accent Photography by Kim.

In order to give you ample time to plan your “bidding strategy”, you can find a list of all auction items below:
A new beneficiary is selected each year to receive the proceeds from this event. Past recipients have included Bellin KidCare (emergency care for kids), The Cancer Team, the Kuehne Imaging Center, Bellin Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Initiative and Bellin Expressive Arts in Medicine (BEAM) Program. This year a new recipient has been designated.

Bellin Health Patient Assistance Fund
This fund is available for use by all health system patients. The fund helps ease patient’s health care related expenses, such as medication, medical equipment, transportation to medical appointments, and other unique needs. The fund is usually utilized for a short-term solution or emergency after a patient exhausts all other financial aid resources and programs. It is managed by Bellin’s Care Management Department and is available to any Bellin Health patient at any point in the system.

Some examples of how the fund helped patients include an elderly patient who had recently become homeless and was living in his car parked outside of a rented storage shed. He was living on a fixed income from Social Security and his money had run out for the month. He came to see his doctor because he had abruptly stopped taking one of his medications and was feeling sick. The fund assisted with a $10 co-payment for a one-month supply of his medications, so he could avoid a hospitalization and be connected with resources to find permanent housing. The man is now happily settled into his new apartment.

The fund also helped a blind mother. Her family struggled financially when her husband lost his job. She needed a blood pressure cuff so she could monitor her blood pressures daily, but her insurance would only cover a cuff with a digital read out which she couldn’t see. The fund assisted with the cost of a “talking” blood pressure cuff. The patient can now independently monitor her blood pressure and avoid complications. The examples go on and on.

Through your participation in the Black Tie & Blue Jean Extravaganza, you can help ease the short term and emergency health care related expenses for deserving Bellin patients now and into the future.

For more information about how you can support this event through donations, sponsorships or by making a reservation to attend the event, please call Cindy DeCleene at 920-433-3731 or email her at .
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