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The 26th Annual North Colorado Medical Center Foundation Gala, presented by Noble Energy, raised a record $230,000 for the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute on January 31st. Over 725 guests turned out for the “The Great Gatsby” themed black tie affair held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.
Long time NCMC Foundation Board Member and community leader, Masoud Shirazi was honored with the Foundation Legacy Award, presented annually to an outstanding individual or organization for their distinguished service and commitment to improving healthcare in our region.
Proceeds from the 2015 Gala are directed towards technology upgrades and expansion of the NCMC Cancer Institute, with a $10 million renovation that began in the fall of 2014. The NCMC Foundation has launched a capital campaign to raise philanthropic support for the Cancer Institute, which will provide the latest in cancer treatment technology to patients at NCMC.
Guests were treated to 1920’s gourmet cuisine and specialty drinks; the opportunity to bid on nearly 100 one-of-a-kind silent auction items including suite seats at premiere sporting events, artwork, spa packages and much more. The evening also featured Greeley Unexpected artist Armando Silva, who painted and auctioned an original art piece while onlookers watched his performance during dinner. Entertainment highlights of “The Great Gatsby” featuring The Cotton Club Review included a stilt walker, Erte models, aerial lyra, tap, a Cab Calloway number and other performances reminiscent of the Roaring 1920’s. A lucky guest won a beautiful 1920’s styled 27-inch strand necklace of 7mm white pearls with a rose overtone, in a matinee length with a 14 karat white gold clasp valued at $2,500 courtesy of Weiss Jewelers of Greeley.
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, underwriters, committee members and volunteers! See you next year!
Photos from the Gala can be viewed at https://ncdigitalworks.shutterfly.com/ncmcfoundationevents.
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