Published on April 08, 2010

Mary Greeley Medical Center's Annual Benefit for William R. Bliss Cancer Center Features Kentucky Derby Theme


AMES , IA-Mary Greeley Medical Center will host "We're Off to the Races!" annual benefit supporting the William R. Bliss Cancer Center on Saturday, May 1, at the CPMI Event Center in Ames.

This year's benefit boasts a Kentucky Derby theme with a live viewing of the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby. Guests also have the opportunity to try their luck at video horse racing, play a hand or two of blackjack, win raffle prizes and bid on great auction packages. This year's program features live and silent auctions benefitting the William R. Bliss Cancer Center.

The 2010 "We're Off to the Races!" annual benefit tickets cost $75 per person and include drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone or in person at the Mary Greeley Medical Center External Relations office.

2010 Annual Benefit Schedule:

4:00 p.m.         Cocktail hour and viewing of the Kentucky Derby

5:30 p.m.         Heavy hors d'oeuvres and silent auction

7:30 p.m.         Live auction and dessert

8:30 p.m.         Blackjack tournament

This event is made possible in part by the generous support of businesses and individuals who participate in Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation's Sponsorship Program.

For more information, directions or suggestions for attire, visit the "We're Off to the Races!" information page. You may also call External Relations at 515-239-2147.

About the William R. Bliss Cancer Center

The William R. Bliss Cancer Center at Mary Greeley Medical Center offers patients in central Iowa the best cancer care available, close to home. The center provides multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive oncology services using innovative, high-tech diagnostics and treatments. William R. Bliss Cancer Center staff is skilled in the detection, treatment and management of cancer and provide a full range of care to ease both the emotional and physical burdens of cancer. Additionally, with financial support from the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation, patients are offered numerous screening programs and community education.

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