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35th Annual Day for the Queen Event to Benefit Queen of the Valley Annual Fundraiser Honors Tim Herman


On Friday, August 17, 2012, Napa will come alive with the sounds of laughter, music, the swish of golf swings, and the ping of tennis balls – all the usual sounds that mark Day for the Queen, the premier annual fundraiser for Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Each year the event brings out Napa Valley business and community leaders, athletes, trend setters, former patients and others in support of the hospital. The 35-year tradition is hosted and made possible by the Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation.

Taking place at Silverado Resort and Spa, the day is packed with fun activities including men's and women's tennis, golf, a fashion show and luncheon, evening cocktails, silent and live auctions, BBQ dinner and dancing. This year the event will also feature live music by Dave Martin's House Party.

The event will honor Tim Herman whose $1 million challenge grant helped fund the start-up of the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center at Queen of the Valley. Tim also serves as co-chair of the Foundation's capital campaign, which aims to raise $30 million to support the building of one of the most technologically advanced and sustainably designed hospitals in the North Bay -- The Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Pavilion. The Herman family has donated an additional $5 million in support of the facility. Proceeds from Day for the Queen will go towards a new hybrid surgical suite to be housed in the pavilion. The hybrid surgical suite is an operating room that combines the most advanced imaging capabilities with robotics and traditional surgery. The technology will aid physicians during the most difficult of surgeries, including complex cancer, heart and brain procedures.

"Individuals who participate in Day for the Queen have a unique opportunity to support a worthy cause – the advancement of world-class health care right here in the Napa Valley," said Herman.

This year's theme is "The Royal Queen in Paris." Tickets may be obtained for individual activities or as a package. Sponsorships and premium tables are also available.

Ticket combinations and pricing per person:

Fashion Show and Luncheon………………………………………. $85

Golf, luncheon BBQ dinner and evening festivities

(includes silent & live auctions, music and dancing).…... $275*

Tennis……………………………………………………………………….. $60

BBQ dinner and evening festivities……………………………... $125

*Golf pricing through July 27. Tickets purchased after July 27 are $300 per person.

The women's tennis tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. Men's tennis gets underway at 1:00 p.m.

Golf features shot-gun starts beginning at 12:00 p.m. Players are asked to arrive one hour prior to T-time. An afternoon of golfing includes lunch and beverages as well as the BBQ dinner and evening festivities.

The fashion show reception begins at 11:00 a.m. The show will feature fashions from The Mustard Seed and Williamson & Co. for men.

Evening festivities begin with cocktails and a silent auction at 6:00 p.m. followed by a BBQ dinner and live auction at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by music and dancing.

Day for the Queen would not be possible without the support of talented and philanthropic-minded individuals, especially Lynne Hobaugh and Mike Silvas, co-chairs of the event. Supporters of Day for the Queen also include Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa Valley Life Magazine, Napa Valley Marketplace, Classic Party Rentals, Clarus Consulting, KVON/KVYN, The Doctors' Company, David Magna Workshop, Napa Ford, AVMS, Garaventa's Florist and Napa Valley Jewelers.

To purchase a ticket to this fantastic event, please call (707) 257-4044.

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. They knew that a financially healthy Medical Center was vital to the future of the place they called home.

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. More information on the Foundation may be found at

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. It is home to the area's only Level III Trauma Center, the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, and a Regional Cancer Center accredited with distinction by the American College of Surgeons. Specialties also include maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, imaging and wound care.

The campus is also home to the Queen of the Valley Wellness Center and Synergy Medical Fitness Center, a unique facility that provides patients and the public with a direct link between lifestyle changes and better health. Services include exercise, rehabilitation, nutrition education, and disease prevention and management. More information may be found at

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