Pleasure Guild, an auxiliary women’s volunteer group of Nationwide Children’s Hospital that fundraises specifically on behalf of the hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program, will host “Laughing, Living, Giving” on October 5, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the new Shadowbox Live, located in the Brewery District at 503 S. Front Street.
This event will feature a night of sketch comedy, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with proceeds benefitting the hospital costs of children receiving care from the Hospice and Palliative Care Program. Auctioned items include spa, dining and entertaining packages among other prizes.
“It’s a new, unique opportunity for people to support local kids for whom a cure is beyond reach,” said Pleasure Guild President, Miranda Roberts. “Pleasure Guild wants to introduce new audiences to our efforts in hopes that we can offer more financial assistance to such an important cause.”
Nationwide Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program enriches the physical, emotional, social and spiritual lives of children with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Services include counseling, chaplain visits, medical treatment and pain management and bereavement services among other assistance.
Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for table reservation of eight people and are available at www.nationwidechildrens.org/pleasure-guild.
Pleasure Guild is the oldest women’s auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, dating back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program.