Hospital News

J.C. Blair Benefit Event Co-Chairs, Mike and Cindy Knott (left) and Don and Cindy Wetzel (right), take a final look at the draft of the Jamminí Caribbean Bash invitations for the 59th Annual J.C. Blair Benefit Event on November 21, 2009, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Huntingdon Country Club. If interested in attending this yearís Benefit Event, please contact the J.C. Blair Foundation Office at 643-8889.

J.C. Blair Benefit Event Co-Chairs, Mike and Cindy Knott (left) and Don and Cindy Wetzel (right), take a final look at the draft of the Jamminí Caribbean Bash invitations for the 59th Annual J.C. Blair Benefit Event on November 21, 2009, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Huntingdon Country Club. If interested in attending this yearís Benefit Event, please contact the J.C. Blair Foundation Office at 643-8889.

Invitations are out for J.C. Blairís 59th Annual Benefit Event

Over 1,300 invitations went out to potential patrons for J.C. Blairís 59th Annual Benefit Event Ė a Jamminí Caribbean Bash - November 21, 2009, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Huntingdon Country Club, hosted by The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. To make a reservation, call the J.C. Blair Foundation Office at 643-8889.

The theme is set for this yearís benefit event for J.C. Blair, and co-chairs Cindy and Don Wetzel and Cindy and Mike Knott are determined to make it the best attended event in recent history. The team is planning a Jamminí Caribbean Bash, featuring the Randy Jackson Band from Altoona.

Huntingdon Country Club Chef David Lightner will prepare Caribbean inspired heavy hors díoeuvres to continue the theme, which will include jerk chicken, margarita shrimp and make-your-own mini Cuban sandwiches. There will be Landshark beer and rum punch.

The committee is kicking off the benefit event with a new fundraising idea - raffling off a Caribbean Cruise for Two. The winning ticket will be drawn during the Jamminí Caribbean Bash at 10 p.m. Winner does not need be present to win. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling the Hospitalís Community Relations Office at (814) 643-8833.

The Hospitalís Benefit Event (formerly known as the ĎCharity Ballí), first started in 1948, has raised money for special projects throughout the Hospital ranging from examining lights and an infant security system to a mammography system and specialized equipment for the Endoscopy Center.

Plan on wearing your Hawaiian shirts and Bermuda shorts and brushing up on your Jimmy Buffet favorites for this yearís benefit event. If you would like to help or would like to attend, please contact the J.C. Blair Foundation Office at (814) 643-8889.

If interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, contact Marsha Hartman, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation, at 643-8889.