We are excited to announce the return of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation’s wildly successful Denim & Diamonds Spring Bash, and we are honored to be the Auction Co-Chairs for this wonderful event.

The 2017 Denim & Diamonds Bash was held Saturday, April 29, 2017, on AAMC’s south campus (adjacent to the Annapolis Exchange Building on Jennifer Road in Annapolis). Please join us for a night of fun, food and dancing under the stars. The spring bash tent party will feature fabulous cuisine, a great band, unique auction prizes, and a “come as you like” theme.

The Bash will benefit the expansion of mental health services at Anne Arundel Medical Center to meet this crucial and growing need in our region. In 2015, AAMC’s Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments cared for 1,837 patients with a primary diagnosis of a mental health illness, including substance abuse, and the numbers continue to climb. In fact, our county leadership and the county’s recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified mental health as one of the most critical and unmet health issues facing our region. The 2017 Bash is an important opportunity to provide critical funding for mental health care. Knowing that this event could positively affect the lives of thousands of people, we quickly signed on and hope you will again too.

As past donors, we are sending this letter early for several reasons. First, in the effort to improve, we have made several changes. Please read all the forms carefully, they are not the same as in the past. Secondly, we are limited to 100 donations, so even if you don’t have everything all together yet, please let us know you are planning to donate, and we can add you to the list.

We will be using BidPal this year and are asking for your help in marketing your company and donation. The item description, what the bidder will read on their phone at the event, must be less than 300 characters, including spaces.

Since it takes so long to receive the forms through the AAMC mail system, we are trying to expedite the process. Please return the donation form via e-mail to aamcddauction@gmail.com, NOT TO THE FOUNDATION.

The success of this year’s Bash is dependent on strong community and corporate support. Your gift will touch the lives of our patients from across the region who deserve the best available care.

As volunteers for this event, we look forward to working with you again and are here to answer all your questions. We thank you in advance for your support.

 

Sincerely,

Claudia Boldyga & Elizabeth Rosborg