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Fundraising Events

18th Annual Emerald Ball

Oak Hill Country Club

Sep 9, 2017

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Named for the healing powers of the emerald, the Emerald Ball was established to honor the caring staff at Pluta Cancer Center and to raise funds to support our mission. As the Foundation’s signature event, the Emerald Ball has raised over $4 million since its inception, which supports our patients and their families. Some of these funds have been used to cover unexpected medical expenses, support program initiatives, expand and enhance our current integrative oncology programs, and provide support specialized training and engagement for Pluta employees.

To learn more about the Emerald Ball and how you can become involved in the event, click here.

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7th Annual Très Chic Fashion Show

Monroe Golf Club

Nov 30, 2017

12:00 AM – 10:56 AM

The Très Chic Fashion Show is held annually just before the holiday season. Guests can kick off their holiday shopping at the Très Chic Boutique, which features local vendors with great items that make wonderful gifts. Pluta patients are the highlight of the fashion show. The show also features children of Pluta patients and staff. The proceeds from the fashion show benefit the Women's Fund, which supports women who are facing financial, social and emotional hardship due to their cancer diagnosis.

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Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony

Pluta Cancer Center Lobby

Dec 11, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

During the holiday season, the Pluta Cancer Center lobby is home to our Tree of Hope, which welcomes patients and their families with good cheer and twinkling lights. Ceramic medallions are hung on the tree, displaying the names of loved ones who have had a donation made in their honor or memory. The Foundation holds an intimate tree-lighting ceremony each year to honor, remember and celebrate the special people in our lives.

13th Annual Toast to Hope

Locust Hill Country Club

Jun 11, 2018

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Toast to Hope committee has selected Pluta for the fourth year in a row to be the beneficiary of their stunning fashion show event!

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Third-Party Events

People find all kinds of creative and inspiring ways to give—such as raising money through golf tournaments, jewelry parties, barbecues and staff basketball games. The event team would be happy to work with you and your organization to plan a third-party event to benefit the Foundation.

Please call Lauren Cistrone, Manager of Development, at 585-486-0607 or email lauren_cistrone@urmc.rochester.edu if you have a great fundraising idea!

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