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ValleyCare's Christmas Tree Lane Set to Ring in the Holiday Season

Hospital news | Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Pleasanton, CA – For three magical days - November 18, 19 and 20 - the Palm Event Center, 1184 Vineyard Avenue in Pleasanton, is transformed into a Christmas wonderland where dazzling decorated Christmas trees, exquisite silent auction gift baskets, gourmet fare and visit with Santa ignite the holiday spirit. ValleyCare's signature fundraiser Christmas Tree Lane 2010 - Home for the Holidays - offers delightful events for the entire family.

Thursday evening, November 18, 5-8pm, bring the entire family to the Wonderland Family Stroll. Enjoy a holiday treat, while kids shop for their parents in "Santa's Secret Shop." Photos with Santa will be available. Adult tickets are $10 each, children are $5.

The Tinsel and Christmas Teas are Friday, November 19, at 10 am and 2pm. This is a chance to preview the sparkling Christmas trees, bid on unique silent auction gift baskets, and purchase your chance-drawing tickets for the trees and spectacular china table setting. Tea tickets are $30 per person. Friday evening, November 20, at 6:30pm is the Silent Night Soiree, featuring a silent auction of exquisite gift baskets, sit-down dinner, no-host cocktails and dancing to a DJ for $75.

The three-day fundraiser is capped off with the Silver Bells Luncheon on Saturday, November 20 with tickets at $85. Doors open at 10:30am for guests to enjoy the glittering wonderland of lights and colors; visit the "Merry Gentlemen" to purchase chance drawing tickets for the trees; enjoy gourmet holiday fare and entertainment with friends, and place bids on beautiful silent auction gift baskets. The highlight of this event is the drawing of the twenty lavishly decorated Christmas trees and the exquisite china table setting.

Chance drawing tickets for the trees and the Christmas china table setting will be sold at all events. Proceeds benefit three programs this year. 1) The Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program. Through the ValleyCare Health Library and Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center, ValleyCare offers a Certified Breast Cancer Patient Navigator to assist newly diagnosed patients through the screening, diagnosis and treatment process. 2) ValleyCare Emergency Room Expansion. Phase II of this project includes expanding the waiting room and building a covered ambulance entrance. 3) FitKidsRx. With one out of three children in the U.S. overweight, ValleyCare has developed a fitness and nutrition program for kids ages 9-13 to fight childhood obesity and is offered at ValleyCare's wellness facility LifeStyleRx.

Corporate and individual sponsorships are available. Gift-in-kind donations and tree decorators are also needed. To participate or to purchase tickets, please call the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation at 925.373.4560, or visit www.valleycare.com and click on Support ValleyCare.

ValleyCare Health System has provided not-for-profit health care to the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities since 1961. Through highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff, and state-of-the art technology, ValleyCare offers a wide range of health care services at its Livermore and Pleasanton medical facilities. ValleyCare in not publicly owned or operated, nor is it supported by taxes, but reinvests any profits it makes into new services, equipment, and facilities. A 13-member Board of Directors, who is elected by its corporate members, governs the ValleyCare Corporation. Corporate members exercise certain reserve rights with respect to governance decisions.