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February, 24 2007 - John C. Lincoln Health Foundation's 38th Annual Night of Gold Ball

What: The sights and sounds of Italy during Una Notte D'Amore

Where: Camelback Inn

When: February 24, 2007

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Gold Circle - $375 per person
Silver Circle - $325 per person
Bronze Circle- $250 per person

Beneficiary: Guild GOLD (Giving Others the Lincoln Difference)

Gala Chairperson(s): Linda M. Surdakowski, Lisa Bruns

Corporate Chairperson(s): Bernard Glossy

Co-Chair(s): Heather M. Tindall, Carol Schmieder, Margery Simchak

Executive Director: Elaine Hugunin

Committee Members: Beatrice Olivier, DeeDee Friedlander, Lisa Bruns, Carol Goodsitt, Jean Marley, Gail Traister, Hannah Glouberman, Judy Ward, Gale Golden, Pat Maas, Heather M. Tindall, Ginny Gridenbaugh

President(s): Thomas M. Batson, Dan C Coleman

Music: Jerry Barnett Orchestra

Sponsors: Carol Schmieder, PIAZZA SAN MARCO/ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, CANALE GRANDE/ Delta Dental of Arizona, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital Medical Staff, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital Medical Staff, Lincoln Emergency Physicians, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group Ltd.; PALAZZO DOGES/ Ensemble Real Estate Services LLC, John C. Lincoln Health Network Operations Council; PANTE RIALTE/ Affiliated Hospitalists PLC

Auctioneer: Roland Hill

Gala Production: Pacific Events

Menu: APPETIZER/Soft Garlic Breadsticks, Petit Pain, Parmesan Lavosh, Camel Signature Butter, Linguini Pasta with a Pomodoro Sauce & Shaved Pecorino Romano; SALAD/Taste of Mediterranean Salad; Baby Romaine Hearts, Asparagus, Kalamata Olive, Buffalo Mozzarella, Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Parmesan Crisp, Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing; ENTREE/Filet Mignon with Griottine Demi, Souffle Potato Cake, Baby Carrots and Turnip, Grilled Beans; DESSERT/Chef's Surprise

Attendance: 630

Attire: Black Tie Preferred

Special Thanks: Sheri Haugland, Docuprint Solutions, Camelback Inn, Roland Hill, Auction & Event Solutions

Information: Brooke Edelman 602-870-6060 x1367

Blacktie Photos by: Soraya Ghebleh

 Linda (event chair) & Dr. Frank Surdakowski
Linda (event chair) & Dr. Frank Surdakowski
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John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Goes for the Gold

By Myra Richman

Everyone has fun at the Gold Ball. 

The 38th Annual Night of Gold Ball of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild was held on Saturday, February 24th at the Camelback Inn--aptly named Una Notte D'Amore.

A cocktail reception was held on the terrace under a beautiful Arizona sunset.  Off the terrace the crowd was actively placing bids on some unique auction items, including a helmet signed by dancer/football great Emmitt Smith and a beautiful tiny Yorkshire Terrier.

Seen at the event were Joan & David Lincoln (son of John C. Lincoln), Rich Boals and Kathy Wade.

As soon as guests filed into the dining room, the spirit was felt.  The dance floor filled up immediately and there was still a crowd at 11 pm. 

A gourmet three-course meal was served while the music and vocals of the Jerry Barnett Orchestra continued.  Clever centerpieces donned masks and feathers, and desserts of chocolate masks and gondolas carried out the Italian theme. Paddles were raised generously to fund snack packs for the Desert Mission Food Bank so that they can send food home with schoolchildren who were deprived of sufficient weekend meals.

Lucky couple Lori and Scott Edwards went home with seven silent auction items (including the helmut).  Maybe we'll see them next on Dancing With the Stars.

All proceeds will benefit John C. Lincoln's community and health care programs. The Guild GOLD (Giving Others the Lincoln Difference) funding ensures delivery of medical and community services that might otherwise be delayed or financially impossible to provide.

For more information about John C. Lincoln Health Foundation, call 602-870-6060 ext. 1367, or visit

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