Call for Auction Items

posted Mar 30, 2010, 8:53 PM by Fabian Rosado   [ updated May 23, 2010, 10:44 PM ]
I’m calling for Central folks to donate items for the auction at the 3rd Annual Celebration of Life Luncheon and Auction following the church service on Sunday, April 18 to help raise research/support money to fight blood cancers.


Here are items we have so far:

  • A gift basket from Caring Hands Animal Hospital
  • 2 tickets to a Nationals baseball game
  • Pat Barham’s embroidered work
  • Gourmet South African dinner for 4 hosted by Linda & Paul Keister in their home

What could you donate?

  • Tickets to a game? Or a concert?
  • A dinner party in your home?       
  • A weekend in your summer home? 

Who could you ask to donate?

  • Your fitness center? Your hair salon?
  • A store or restaurant where the owner knows you by name?

Put your thinking caps on and let me know what you can contribute to make this auction the hot event of the year! Please send me information to the address below.


Why are we doing this? From March 6–May 23, I will be hiking every weekend (including 3 overnight hikes) to raise research/support money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While I am hiking, you can help in 3 ways:


(1) Enjoy lunch, live music, and silent and live auctions at the Celebration of Life Luncheon and Auction after the 11 a.m. church service on Sunday, April 18th.


(2) Become a Hike Partner by donating and getting donations from two other people I do not know. Bring donations to the luncheon, give them to me in person, or send them to me at the address below. (Please make checks payable to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.) Last year, of the $5,000+ I raised, more than two-thirds of that amount came from the Central Church family. Thank you!


(3) Send me names of people you know who have, have had, or have lost the battle with leukemia, lymphoma, or one of the other blood cancers. I will hike in honor and memory of those “heroes” as I carry a List of Heroes with me on my hikes. My personal heroes this year are Debra McVey (my former vet) and Mary Parker Brown (my friend Debbie’s mother), both of whom lost their battle with leukemia.


The challenge to raise the funds and commit to the 12 hikes is huge, but it pales in comparison with the work that lies ahead of the medical community in its efforts to find a cure for blood cancers. I know that we as a church family can make a difference.