Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
The 5th Annual “Hearts for Hemophilia” – Casino Night
Saturday, January 21, 2012 – 6:30pm-11:00pm
Everyone Felt Lucky at Casino Night!
Hemophilia of North Carolina hosted our annual "Hearts for Hemophilia" Casino Night event on Saturday, January 21st at a new location this year – Bay 7 in Durham – that was a fantastic venue! This event continues to grow in attendees and proceeds; both more than a 50% jump from the prior year. This was made possible through the hard work of our planning committee, generous sponsors and those who attended the event.
Each guest was greeted by our terrific team of volunteers and received their $20,000 in 'funny money' play chips to ready themselves for play at the gaming tables, which included blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. Guests were able to enjoy delicious food throughout the evening and an open bar of beer and wine. The ever-popular quintet from the UNC-Chapel Hill Jazz Band entertained us through the evening.
Guests enjoyed all levels of gaming from beginner to the experienced and were well guided and instructed by the wonderful staff of dealers. At the end of the night, we had lots of winners that cashed in their chips for raffle tickets and a chance to win some great prizes. For a donation, guests were invited to participate in a Grand Prize Raffle drawing donated by our sponsor, the Grove Park Inn & Spa. The winner received an overnight stay at the beautiful resort along with breakfast for two.
Throughout the night, silent auction items were displayed and made available by very generous donors. During the evening, a live auction was held for several unique items. The auction is always lively thanks to auctioneer and fellow member, Terry Lamb, who did an amazing job of working the bids from the crowd!
The night concluded with a very special thank you to our sponsors, guests, organizing committee and volunteers. Each attendee received a special gift of as a thank you for their support and being our guest for the evening. Proceeds will help us to continue our goal of promoting opportunities to improve the quality of life for those affected by a bleeding disorder. It is our vision for everyone to achieve their full potential without barriers or limitations, until a cure is found. Those that supported our event continue to make this vision a reality.
A very special thank you to the many individuals, organizations and companies for their continued support of this event and Hemophilia of North Carolina