(Napa, CA) - The Queen of the Valley Medical Center (QVMC) Foundation will host its 34th Annual "Day for the Queen" fundraiser on Friday, August 19, 2011, with the theme of "A White Diamond Affair." The event celebrates the beauty and bounty of life in the Wine Country, with activities ranging from golf to a dinner and dance at the scenic, world-renowned Silverado Resort in Napa.
"Day for the Queen" can be credited with contributing significantly to the quality of health care in
Napa Valley. Over the years, this highly successful and popular event has raised more than $1.2
million to assist Queen of the Valley Medical Center in its mission to provide high-quality, compassionate health care to residents of the Napa Valley and beyond.
Proceeds for this year’s event will benefit the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center at QVMC,
recently established through a collaboration between the Queen and the University of California,
San Francisco’s Department of Neurosurgery, and a generous donation from Tim Herman, a
QVMC Foundation Trustee, in memory of his wife, Peggy. The center offers one the most
advanced neurological resources in the region.
"The value of having these types of services immediately available is incalculable for those who
have suffered a sudden, severe neurological or spine injury," says Elaine John, VP, Foundation.
"Prompt, expert care can make the difference between life and death, and between full recovery
and life-long disability."
"Day for the Queen" will help provide funds for these vital, neuroscience services, with proceeds
from a day-long series of activities that can be enjoyed individually or on a package basis. They
- Women’s tennis: A women’s tennis tournament kicks off the day’s festivities at 8:30 a.m.
- Men’s tennis: Men’s tournament begins at 1:00 p.m.
Both sets are played on the "Member Courts" by the mansion.
- Murray Memorial Golf Tournament: Golf features a shotgun starting at 11am and includes lunch and beverages and the evening barbecue. Players should arrive at least one hour before tee-time. Prizes will be awarded in the evening.
- Fashion show & Luncheon: The fashion show reception begins at 11 a.m. With décor echoing the theme of "A White Diamond Affair," the fashion show will feature fashions from The Mustard Seed and Williamson & Co. Menswear. Luncheon seating begins at 11:45 a.m.
- Dinner and dance: Evening festivities begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., followed by a
barbecue dinner at 7 p.m. After dinner, the celebration continues with dancing under the stars to the music of Wonderbread 5, one of Napa’s most popular bands.
To purchase tickets, please call (707) 257-4044. Sponsorships are available as well.
For more information and to register online visit the QVMC Foundation web site.
Prices per person, are:
Golf, lunch, and evening barbecue: $275
Fashion show luncheon: $85
Evening barbecue: $125
Donation for drawing tickets: $10 each, or 3 for $25
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation
Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation was established in 1969 by a group of local
residents who wanted to ensure ongoing, locally managed support for quality medical care in our
community. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $60 million for Queen of the
Valley Medical Center's equipment and facilities, while increasing community awareness of the
medical center’s needs. Visit www.queensfoundation.org for more information and gift
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St.
Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in
Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center,
a Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s
Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery,
occupational health, and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services.
More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at www.thequeen.org.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.
For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit www.thequeen.org