At the end of September, the Visiting Nurse and Community Health (VNCH) group
issued a press release for their "Pot of Gold" fund raiser. The event will be to
benefit visiting nurses.
Spicing up the typically imagined fund raising event, Pot of Gold features a
game of chance for a big prize. As VNCH describes it:
"Tickets are $100 each and only 200 tickets will be sold! At 7:00pm, the first
number will be pulled from a drum. Throughout the evening, numbers will continue
to be pulled until, by process of elimination, only 10 ticket numbers remain.
Each of the remaining 10 ticket holders, or their representatives, will be asked
if they want to split the $10,000, or continue drawing numbers. If any finalist
feels lucky and chooses to go for the gold, the process continues until only one
grand prize winner remains, or the finalists agree to split the pot. It
certainly will be nail biting!"
Additionally, all ticket-holders will be in a drawing for other prizes
throughout the night, including a pair of Bruin's tickets. There will be a
buffet provided by Blue Ribbon BBQ and a cash bar. A third feature of this event
will be a silent auction for items including Celtics and Red Sox tickets, hotel
stays, restaurant gift certificates, handcrafted jewelry, a catered Thanksgiving
or Christmas turkey dinner for 10, Sam Adams "beer for a year", and an
after-work pool party at Jillian's in Boston.
This is the fifth year that the VNCH has held its Pot of Gold fundraiser. All
proceeds from the evening go to Visiting Nurse and Community Health, a
non-profit agency located on Broadway in Arlington, MA. In the press release,
VNCH reports being "very appreciative of the support they receive for this
event, as it is a major resource for them to continue their work and mission of
caring for those within 22 communities who need services. Allowing patients to
stay in the comfort of their own homes while receiving services has a great
impact on people?s lives and increases the chance for a positive clinical
outcome while allowing peace of mind. VNCH?s Hospice Care program is also making
a difference for many, as families and caregivers are aided in compassionately
caring for their loved one in his/her home environment while retaining personal
dignity through end of life."
The fund raiser will be held on November 4, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Sons of Italy
Hall in Arlington. VNCH serves the following communities: Arlington, Bedford,
Belmont, Billerica, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Concord, Everett,
Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield,
Waltham, Watertown, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn.