Invitation for Auction Items and Volunteers

Dear Friends,

Would you like to help raise dollars forThyroid Cancer Research? Plans are in the works for our annual Dinner/Grand Auction Benefit, Friday Oct 21st at the Sheraton Denver West, our Conference headquarters and we're inviting you to join us.

If you'd like to help make a difference in our own lives, by supporting Thyroid Cancer Research, please consider helping with donations of merchandise for our Auctions. This year, we're honoring our beloved Volunteers and featuring an upscale Volunteer Showcase from members and families. This Silent Auction segment includes items such as quilts, blankets, comforters, afghans, shawls, art, glass, carvings, jewelry, etc. If you'd like to be included in this segment, please let me know.

For our Live Auction, we're in need of big ticket items, such as a digital camera, binoculars, DVD player, Vacation packages, Art objects, phone cards, gift certificates (easy to carry, can be grouped together for a grand offering and loved by all)! It's easy to ask your friends, family, and local merchants for donations of items, especially when the cause is yours.

Anyone out there have connections for securing items of this kind?

Guidelines for donations exclude items of a religious, ethnic, political, or sexual nature. Otherwise, the sky's the limit...generally if it's something you'd buy, others will bid on it also! We have printed invitation letters on ThyCa letterhead, including our tax ID # and important info for securing donations. Let me know if you'd like some letters that you can also use to mail for the Benefit itself.

Want to help by volunteering for a few hours before, during, or after the Event? All offers of help will be very much appreciated,; just let us know.

Thanks for offering to join in, and looking forward to hearing from you soon. Please contact me, or by phone 206-232-5353. Let's join hands and make this our best Research Fundraiser...ever!!!

Joni Eskenazi
ThyCa Fundraising and Event Chair