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36th Annual Day for the Queen Event to Benefit Queen of the Valley Annual Fundraiser Honors Community Projects, Inc.


(Napa, Calif. – July 16, 2013) -- On Friday, August 16, 2013, Day for the Queen, the annual fundraiser for Queen of the Valley Medical Center will add an exotic note to this day of fun, food and dancing, with the theme “The Queen on Safari.” Now in its 36th year, the annual event brings together Napa Valley business and community leaders, athletes, trendsetters, former patients and others in support of the hospital. The benefit at Silverado Resort and Spa is hosted and made possible by Queen of the Valley Foundation.
The fun filled day is packed with activities including two golf tournaments, a fashion show and luncheon, evening cocktails, silent and live auctions, BBQ dinner and dancing. This year, the event will feature live music by The Fundamentals.

Proceeds from Day for the Queen will benefit the Herman Family Pavilion, opening to the public this fall. The Pavilion will feature a new hybrid surgical suite, 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.
The event this year will honor Community Projects, Inc., a nonprofit, nonsectarian women's volunteer organization whose primary function is to raise funds through sales in its thrift shop, which it then donates to worthy causes within Napa County. The group was one of Queen of the Valley’s earliest supporters and has been a key partner and generous financial supporter for more than 60 years, ever since the Queen’s inception as Parks Victory Hospital. Community Projects, Inc. formed the hospital’s first auxiliary in 1950 and later organized an auxiliary and staffed the gift shop when the new Queen of the Valley Hospital opened in 1958. Over the years, Community Projects, Inc. has donated a total of $1.1 million to the Queen.
“The Annual Day for the Queen fundraiser is always a fun-filled day,” said Mike Silvas, chair of this year’s fundraiser. “And it supports a worthy cause—the advancement of world-class health care right here in the Napa Valley,”

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 $100
  • Golf: invitational a.m. tournament or scramble p.m. tournament $275/individual or $1,000/foursome
  • BBQ dinner and evening festivities (includes silent auction, music and dancing) $125

There are two “Golfing Safaris” this year in the Murray Memorial Golf Tournament on the Silverado North Course: The invitational has an 8:30 a.m. tee time and the Safari Scramble has a 1:30 p.m. tee time. Entry fees include golfing, lunch and giveaways set up just for the tournament.
The fashion show reception begins at 11:00 a.m. The show will feature fashions from The Mustard Seed Clothing Company and Williamson & Co. Menswear. Guests will also enjoy Safari themed gift basket drawings and a live auction.

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

Day for the Queen would not be possible without the support of talented and philanthropic-minded individuals, especially Mike Silvas, chair of the event. Supporters of Day for the Queen also include Silverado Resort & Spa, Ca’ Momi Winery, Classic Party Rentals , KVON/KVYN, Napa Valley Life Magazine, Napa Valley Marketplace, Napa Valley Jewelers, Bill Lockhart of Edward Jones Investments, First Republic Bank, La Tavola, The Doctors Company, Napa Ford, AVMS, Napa Valley Physical Therapy Center, REACH Air Medical Services, Bank of Napa and Napa Sign Shop.

To purchase tickets, please call (707) 257-4044 or visit

About Queen of the Valley Foundation:
Queen of the Valley 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 $80 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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