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McLaren Bay Region Auxiliary Charity Ball Benefits New Cancer Center

Doubletree -- Saturday -- December 1st

November 18, 2012       Leave a Comment
By: O. J. Cunningham

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This year's 55th Annual Charity Ball will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City Riverfront, downtown Bay City, on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Proceeds from this year's Ball will be used toward the cancer center.

The theme of this year's Charity Ball is "Dancing Amidst the Stars." Capitalizing on the current ballroom dance craze, the event will feature ballroom dance demonstrations by the Perry Woodard School of Dance, which is also offering free dance lessons to attendees of the Ball. (To sign up for the free lessons, Charity Ball attendees can contact Debbie Kohn, 684-4200 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., please call (989) 266-3150.)

A silent auction for various gift baskets will also be held during the Ball, as well as a 50/50 drawing.

Charity Ball tickets are available for purchase at McLaren Bay Region's Gift Shop and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The evening will begin with an open bar: 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Gourmet dining stations with an elegant dessert bar will be served from 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Open bar and ball: 8:45 p.m. Ball and dinner ticket prices are:

  • Patron Couple - Open Bar, Dinner and Ball $250
  • Patron Couple - Open Bar and Ball $200
  • Couple - Open Bar, Dinner and Ball $200
  • Couple - Open Bar and Ball $150
  • Single - Open Bar, Dinner and Ball $100
  • Single - Open Bar and Ball $75

    The evening's music is provided by "Nightline Band." Black tie invited. Discounted room rates of $79 + tax are also available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel for the event by calling (989) 891-6000.

    Various levels of sponsorships are also available. Sponsorship packages range from $500, $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, and $5,000. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsorship may contact Cynthia Phares at 989-797-9040.

    About McLaren Health Care With headquarters in Flint, Mich., McLaren Health Care is annually recognized as one of the top Integrated Health Networks in the nation. McLaren is one of the largest health care providers in the state with a system that reaches more than half of Michigan residents through more than 200 locations, 17,000 employees and 11,000 network physicians. McLaren Health Care had net revenues of $2.1 billion in 2011 and has experienced double-digit growth each year since 1989. The nonprofit system includes medical centers in Bay City, Flint, Lapeer, Lansing, Mount Clemens, Mount Pleasant, Petoskey and Pontiac. Additional health care services are provided at McLaren-Clarkston; McLaren-Bay Special Care in Bay City; McLaren Orthopedic Hospital in Lansing; and McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint (beginning late 2012). McLaren Health Care also operates McLaren Medical Group, an employed physician network; McLaren Homecare Group, an award-winning home health, hospice and medical supplies provider; McLaren Health Plan, a licensed HMO offering benefit plans for commercial businesses and Medicaid recipients; and McLaren Cancer Institute, the largest cancer care network of its kind in the state. For information, visit

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    O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.

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