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Annual NCMC Foundation Gala sets attendance and fundraising record to benefit Cancer Institute


GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2013) -- The 24th Annual NCMC Foundation Gala - presented by Noble Energy - raised a record $210,000 for the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute in an event held January 26, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Loveland. A record setting, near capacity crowd of 635 patrons attended the black tie event.

The 2013 recipient of the NCMC Foundation Legacy Award was the Knights of Swallows, an oil and gas industry charitable group formed in 1991. They have contributed over $300,000 to the Western States Burn Center at NCMC through their annual golf tournament fundraiser. The Legacy Award is presented annually to an outstanding individual or organization for their distinguished service and commitment to improving healthcare in our region.

“The annual NCMC Foundation Gala has evolved into one of the premier fundraisers in northern Colorado,” said Chris Kiser, NCMC Foundation president. “We are pleased to be able to raise money for the Cancer Institute, as well as to have over 600 people attend an event celebrating the overall excellence of NCMC.”  

Guests were treated to Indian style cuisine and specialty drinks, the opportunity to bid on more than 90 one-of-a-kind silent auction items including box seat tickets at premiere sporting events, plane and helicopter rides, spa packages, artwork, One Direction – World Tour tickets and much more.  Entertainment highlights of “Indian Bazaar” included traditional and Bollywood dance performances by Mudra Dance Studio and Colorado Dance Sport, traditional sitar player, drummer and Indian vocalist, Henna artist; the always popular casino-style gaming tables and music for dancing led by the Jerry Barnett Xperience featuring Bollywood Nights.  One lucky guest was chosen as the winner of a stunning 14K white gold fashion bracelet with oval shaped aqua marine gem stones and round diamonds valued at $2,500 courtesy of Weiss Jewelers of Greeley. 

The NCMC Foundation, founded in 1975, has served as NCMC’s philanthropic partner in supporting healthcare at NCMC and in the community.  During that time, the Foundation has been entrusted as stewards of over $45 million in charitable gifts. 

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