CHICAGO, Illinois--The $8,000 three-carat red ruby ring to be raffled off is not the only gem being offered Feb. 24, 2010, to attendees of the Oral Health America Gala.
This year's auction features an array of prizes, including two tickets to see the Oprah Winfrey Show (plane tickets and three-night stay in the Hyatt Regency Chicago), two tickets in the faculty section of a Florida Gators game with a gourmet breakfast prepared by OHA Board member, Dr. Frank Catalanotto, dinner with Henry Schein CEO Stan Bergman and wife, Marion, at the Grand Tier Restaurant in New York followed by a performance at the Metropolitan Opera or the American Ballet Theater, and a stay at the Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon wine country donated by A-dec.
The Allison Inn & Spa is the first full service resort in Oregon Wine Country. It is surrounded by rolling hillsides, working vineyards and farms, yet is only 45 minutes from Portland. Each room has a gas fireplace, original artwork showcasing Oregon artists, spa-like bathrooms with soaking tub, custom-crafted furnishings, inviting bay window seats and views from a terrace or balcony. JORY, the resort's restaurant, pays tribute to Oregon's agricultural bounty, worldwide acclaimed wines, microbrews, handcrafted distilled spirits, and designer cocktails. The lavish spa offers 12 treatment rooms, co-ed lounge with outdoor patio, a fitness studio, swimming pool, and Jacuzzi.
This year's silent auction will also feature a way to support local communities. Oral Health America's Smiles Across America program will be in 15 states by the end of 2010.
Attendees will be able to contribute to programs in communities throughout the country. The 10 highest bidders will qualify for framable dental drawings created by Chinese children and contributed by DNTLworks Equipment Corporation.
The gala also has a dazzling new location: Chicago's historic Union Station.
The site is considered to be one of the greatest indoor spaces in the United States. The black tie-optional evening features dinner and dancing, in addition to the auction.
Tickets are $285 each ($300 after Feb. 1, if still available); a table for 10 can be purchased for $2,500 ($2,750 after Feb. 1, if still available).
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