The Checkup Spring 2018 - Page 5

31 st Annual Spring Fling a huge success $195,000 raised for local healthcare Over 500 beautifully dressed guests gathered at Shell Place on Saturday March 24 th , 2018 for the Northern Lights Health Foundation’s 31st annual Spring Fling, presented by Syncrude Canada Ltd. The event’s Kentucky Derby theme was a hit with everyone and the commitment to the theme was outstanding! Guests were entertained by Karman Muir, Them Hot Olives, and DJ Q-Pid. Attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, and a wildly delightful horse race featuring local radio personalities. “Our local disk-jockeys exchanged their on-air personalities to become race-horse jockeys in a race for charitable donations,” said Jessica Lipton, Events Manager. “There was so much action in the room, everyone was engaged and contributed to the success of the event!” “We were overwhelmed with the number of companies and individuals who chose to invest in local healthcare through the Kentucky Derby event,” says Melanie Antoine, Board Chair of the Northern Lights Health Foundation. “Over 75 sponsors and local vendors helped create the theme, the prizing, and the live and silent auction items. It is thanks to the outstanding support of sponsors and guests that we are able to host this fabulous friend and fundraising event every year and showcase the Health Foundation and the local AHS healthcare team.” Spring Fling 2018 was a huge hit with attendees. After a spirited and competitive ‘horse-race’, guests stepped forward with $57,360 in pledges for the campaign and the live auction raised an additional $45,500. Guests competed for exciting packages such as the VIP Kentucky Derby Trip for Two, the Wood Buffalo Brewing Co. limited edition Beast Whiskey, the Fort McMurray Golf Club Package and the Backyard BBQ Party for 24 Guests Package! To see the full event photo album, click here 7 Hospital Street, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1P2 THE NORTHERN LIGHTS HEALTH FOUNDATION 5