(Napa, CA) – Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation is proud to present the 18th annual Reach for the Stars. Hailed as one of Napa’s best celebrations of strength and survivorship, this year’s luncheon and fashion show will be held on April 30, 2011 at The Meritage Resort & Spa at Napa and will benefit the Cancer Wellness Program at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
When "Reach" was conceived more than 16 years ago, it was initially to raise money to buy new equipment to keep Queen of the Valley Medical Center at the forefront in the fight against cancer. As the years progressed, and this event has grown, it has become evident that this luncheon and fashion show is just as much about raising spirits as it is about raising funds.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Queen’s Cancer Wellness Program. Developed in an effort to
support cancer patients with the side effects of treatment, the Cancer Wellness Program is an individually designed program that combines exercise, nutritional counseling, and psycho-social and spiritual support for patients that have completed or recently received treatment for cancer. The program, available free of charge to area cancer patients, seeks to guide and support cancer patients to become proactive cancer survivors by meeting the needs of their body, mind and spirit.
Kathy Vincent, a model at our 2010 Reach for the Stars, states, "My experience with the event came at a time when I had just completed treatment. Being a part of the fashion show was the boost I needed, and I will never forget how wonderful it was! Thanks to all the dedicated volunteers."
Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation will also have available for purchase "Stars" in honor or remembrance of those who have been touched by cancer.
Tickets for Reach for the Stars are $80.00 per guest. To purchase tickets for the event or to reserve a Star, please call Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation at 707- 257- 4044. To learn more, please visit www.thequeen.org.
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