The 15th annual Circle of Life Auction, held on November 11th at Doylestown Country Club, raised over $151,000 this year. Proceeds directly benefit Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute and Doylestown Hospital Hospice, which provide clinical, emotional and spiritual care to patients and their loved ones.
The Circle of Life Auction was made possible with the valuable support of our wonderful sponsors and donors. We are especially grateful to this year's Auction Angels: Jeanne & John Hubbard, Lockton Companies, and SEI. Special thanks also to our Auction Benefactors: Duane Morris, LLP and Rita & Jim McClurken, MD. We are very appreciative of their generosity. Community partners, local businesses and support from individuals provided essential funding to ensure our success.
More than 200 guests attended this year's event, chaired by Rochelle and John Thompson, and bid on a selection of over 200 premium gift packages including gift baskets donated by over 30 of the hospital's departments as well as local businesses and charitable individuals. The night's big winner was long-time hospital associate, Cheri Fleishinger, who purchased the winning ticket for the 2016 Doylestown Hospital BMW Raffle Sweepstakes.
15th Annual Circle of Life Auction Photo Album
Again this year automated bidding was offered for the silent auction, which allowed non-attendees to participate from afar and place bids electronically. Items available for bid in the silent and live auctions included exciting sports packages, luxurious getaways, beautiful artwork and more.
The event would not have been possible without professional auctioneer, Mike Ivankovich and emcee, Lou Iobbi who kept the energy high and helped to increase the proceeds this year. A Special Mission Appeal was also incorporated into the live auction. This year's proceeds benefitted Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute, specifically to expand the Integrative Medicine program. Guests were very generous, raising their paddles to collectively donate over $7,300.
Doylestown Health Foundation is grateful to all those involved, especially the Circle of Life Auction Committee, an all-volunteer committee who dedicated hours of time and assistance to ensure a successful event.
While the 2016 Circle of Life has come and gone, it is never too late to support Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute and Hospice programs.
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