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February, 28 2009 - John C. Lincoln 40th Annual Night of Gold Ball

Where: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

When: February 28, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Gold Circle Couple - $800
Silver Circle Couple - $675
Bronze Circle Couple - $550

Beneficiary: John C. Lincoln Health Foundation

Host(s): John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild

EMCEE: Lin Sue Cooney, Channel 12

Gala Chairperson(s): Barbara K. Hansen; Kim Novotny (vice-chair)

President(s): and CEO: Dan C. Coleman (John C. Lincoln Health Network)

Entertainment: The Fabulous Pelicans (from San Diego)

Of note: 40th Annual Night of Gold Ball (Noche de Oro)

Sponsors: FOUNDER: BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona; PARTNER: John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Medical Staff, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Medical Staff, Lincoln Emergency Physicians, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group Ltd., TriWest Healthcare Alliance; SUSTAINER: BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Delta Dental of Arizona, Ensemble DevMan of Arizona, Independent Hospitalists, PLLC, John C. Lincoln Health Network Operations Council, David and Joan Lincoln, Snell and Wilmer, Orcutt/Winslow, Wells Fargo; BENEFACTOR: Affiliated Chest Physicians & Affiliated Hospitalists PLC, Dan & Paula Coleman, Gilbane Building Company, Dr. & Mrs. Paul LaPrade, Mariscal Weeks McIntyre & Friedlander, PA, Ogletree Deakins

Auctioneer: Letitia Frye

Quote of the evening: "My mother-in-law Jan Hansen was the first Ball chair and I feel honored to walk in her footsteps." (Barbara Hansen)

Menu: SALAD: Seasonal greens w candied walnuts, gorgonzola & currants/champagne vinaigrette; DUAL ENTREE: Grilled filet mignon, dijon burgundy glace with crab stuffed prawn, zinfandel beurre blanc sauce, wild mushroom risotto cake, asparagus, purple & yellow carrots; ALTERNATING DESSERTS: Orange scented chocolate timbale, fresh seasonal berries/Cheesecake w fresh strawberries & raspberries & whipped cream

Attendance: 600

Attire: Black Tie Required

Special Thanks: Scott Williams/Arizona Business Forms, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, The Fabulous Pelicans, Roy Houff, Dr. & Mrs. Deo Rampertab/Veritas Ridge Winery, Chester's Harley-Davidson, KP Photography, Bunger Steel, Otto

Florist: Roy Houff

Information: Brooke Edelman 602-870-06060 x1367

Event Coordinator: Brooke Edelman (Guild coordinator)

Steering Committee: Barbara Hansen, Kim Novotny, Trish Kerr, Rae Jeanne Repella, Cheryl Melocik, Margery Simchak, DeeDee Friedlander, Jill Runyon, Susie Webb, Gina Batson, Janet Pugh, Janette Bunger, Ardra Hansen, Virginia Bridenbaugh, Kathy Getman, Hannah Glouberman, Nancy Hartsing, Mary Huston, Debra LaPrade, Catherine LeRoy, Jean Marley, Cheryl Melocik, Susan Miele, Linda Surdakowski, Gail Traister, Lisa Bruns, Sarah Burton, Sharyon Rampertab, Jody Chandler, Paula Coleman, Shoawn Marie Fleishon, Allie Franklin, Christine Freeman, Jane Grace, Alaina Henry, Darlene Keller-Price, Shelly Nelson, Mercy Salaz, Carole Schmieder, Kathleen Thompson, Heather Tindall, Margery Simchak

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 Kevin Bootz, Katie Lincoln
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John C. Lincoln 40th Anniversary Night of Gold Ball

By Myra Richman

The John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild held its 40th Anniversary Night of Gold Ball on Saturday, February 28th at the new luxurious Sheraton Phoenix Downtown hotel. "Noche de Oro" was the theme for the evening.

Always a first-class event, at 6 pm the evening began with a hosted reception and silent auction. Dinner and dancing followed.  Imported from San Diego, The Fabulous Pelicans entertained the crowd with great music and filled the dance floor for hours.  An interesting touch was the continuous screen shots of photos of attendees from the past 40 years of Night of Gold Ball.  Aside from some of those 70s hair-dos (or don'ts) everyone seemed to be having a great time.
The silent auction items were exciting and plentiful. The first mammogram at their new Breast Care Center brought $1,400 at the live auction, and the raffle raised another $19,000 for the 2009 Harley-Davidson Cross Bones bike (and safety helmet), designed by the grandson of Harley-Davidson founder William A. Davidson.

The annual Night of Gold Ball is the primary fundraiser for the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild, with proceeds going directly to benefit Guild GOLD (Giving Others the Lincoln Difference), a program that awards grants to help meet a wide variety of health care and social needs in our community.   This year’s Ball will help fund a variety of projects at John C. Lincoln Health Network, including an expansion of the Breast Health and Research Center.

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