Black Tie & Blue Jean event is September 12

07/09/2009

Fourth Annual Bellin Foundation Event

GREEN BAY - The Bellin Foundation will host its Black Tie & Blue Jean Extravaganza on Saturday, September 12 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay.

The annual fundraiser, now in its fourth year, 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. Attendees will likely dress in combinations of tuxedo jackets, bib overalls, bow ties, evening gowns and jean jackets as part of their evening wear – setting the stage for a good time and a memorable experience.

The event has grown in each of its first three years and organizers are hoping to build on that success. Tickets to the public event are $75 per person.

“Events like this allow us an opportunity to engage members of the community, while benefiting health care for the individuals and families in this region,” said Nan Bush, director of The Foundation.

Each year, a new beneficiary is selected to receive the proceeds from the event. Past recipients have included The Cancer Team, the Kuehne Imaging Center and a charity care fund designated for those who are unable to pay for health care or are medically underserved or uninsured.

This year’s designated recipient is the KidCare program of the new Bellin Emergency Services Pavilion. KidCare provides emergency services to children and teens by pediatricians in the emergency department. Bellin is the only hospital in the region with pediatricians, know as pediatric hospitalists, on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat patients under 18.

The Emergency Services Pavilion project, slated for completion in 2010, is a remodel and expansion of Bellin’s current Emergency Department. Bellin needs more space to provide emergency care as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible. The department exceeds 30,000 emergency room visits per year.

For more information about the Black Tie & Blue Jean Extravaganza, contact The Bellin Foundation at (920) 433-3731.