Marlborough Rotary Club announces plans for $20,000 fundraiser for Cancer Pavilion

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Marlborough Rotary Club announces plans for $20,000 fundraiser for Cancer PavilionMarlborough – Since first announcing the ambitious project to raise $20,000 for the Cancer Pavilion at UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital just four weeks ago, the Marlborough Rotary Club's 90th Anniversary Committee has been fully engaged in firming up the details to raise the funds and create a memorable event in just two months.

“Since most of us have been touched by this devastating disease [cancer] in one way or another, Marlborough Rotarians have decided to do something about that as well!” Club President Bonnie Doolin said.

The committee, led by Chairman Dr. Nicholas Kofos, with Doolin, Publicity Chair Peggie Thorsen, and Marlborough Hospital Director of Development Ellen Carlucci, has created a working model and are in the process of recruiting other Rotarians to spearhead various areas of the project.

The Marlborough Rotary Club 90th Anniversary Gala will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at Hellenic Hall in downtown Marlborough.? Tickets to the Black Tie Optional event will be sold for $100 each, which will include dinner and dancing.? A “save the date” card will be mailed shortly, followed by invitations.? Tables of 10 will be available for purchase.

“This is going to be a classy event from start to finish!” Kofos declared.? “And, the maximum number of people will be 225 at the gala.”

The Rotary club will solicit sponsors ranging from the Bronze at $500, the Silver at $1,000, the Gold at $5,000, and the Platinum for $10,000.

“Sponsors will be lavished with all publicity – pre and post – that the event can attract,” Thorsen noted.? “This will surely be THE event of the fall season, at which everyone will want to see and be seen.”

The club will also sell congratulatory ads in a program book to help reach the goal.? Advertising costs will range from $200 to $1,000.

“We are pleased to be partnering with the hospital to make this happen, and limit the commute many patients face when getting [cancer] treatments,” Doolin continued.? “Now if only we can hasten a cure!? We hope you will stand with us in this fight – our “little something” toward disease prevention and cure.”

Doolin concluded, “This event and the funds it intends to raise will be a fitting celebration of the Rotary Club of Marlborough's 90th Anniversary.”

Since 1922, the Rotary Club of Marlborough has supported the youth and charitable organizations of our community and the Rotary Foundation's efforts to enhance our world.? Join Rotary… Do good… Feel great!