Havana Nights benefiting Mercy Foundation 6/26/10

Foundation rolls the dice at Grove Isle and ‘bets’ on another success

Grove Isle Hotel and Spa
Four Grove Isle Drive, Coconut Grove, Miami

Try your luck at Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and Craps
Enjoy Cocktails by the Bay, Dinner and Dancing
RSVP Essential by June 21st

June 26, 2010, The Ambassadors of Mercy will host their 7th annual Havana Nights fundraiser benefiting The Mercy Foundation. On that night, Grove Isle Hotel & Spa will be transformed into a Havana-style casino for more than 500 of South Florida’s Aces.

Guests will play craps, blackjack, poker, roulette and have the opportunity to bid on fascinating items at The Havana Nights Silent Auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Mercy Foundation – a local non-profit 501 c3 organization that raises funds for the betterment of Mercy Hospital and its programs.

$125 per person
$200 per couple
$100 per Ambassador
$175 per Ambassador Couple

RSVP and purchase tickets- www.ambassadorsofmercy.org

Hundreds are expected to ‘come to the tables’ for a cause this month in a rousing display of support for Mercy Hospital. Havana Nights Casino Fundraiser, hosted by Mercy Foundation and its support group, the Ambassadors of Mercy, and celebrating lucky year seven, will take place Saturday, June 26, at Grove Isle Hotel and Spa.

“This is not only one of our most important events of the year, but one of the most exciting, and it’s an honor to be overseeing it,” said Ambassadors president Vince Castro, who is co-chairing the event for the sixth consecutive year. “Thanks to the countless people involved, Havana Nights has grown in success and continues to generate critical funds for Mercy Hospital and the community it serves.”

The 1950’s Havana-style event, reminiscent of an evening at the famed Tropicana nightclub, benefits essential projects and programs within Mercy Hospital. With Biscayne Bay serving as the backdrop, attendees will be able to try their luck at casino games such as roulette, blackjack, craps and poker, all while enjoying a night of dancing, dining, a silent raffle and prizes.

The Ambassadors of Mercy – A group of young professionals that focuses on bringing new friends and donors to the hospital. They are involved in planning several social and fundraising activities throughout the year that provide opportunities to share common interests with other professionals, while raising funds for special projects at Mercy Hospital.

About the Mercy Foundation: The Mercy Foundation is the principal fundraising arm of Mercy Hospital. A volunteer board of directors comprised of community leaders and key supporters manages it. In the last five years, the Foundation has been instrumental in the success of many valuable projects and community outreach programs, including the St. John Bosco Clinic, the School of Licensed Practical Nursing, the Ortega Bonet Miami Cancer Center, the Kohly Center for Rehabilitation and the Colt Neuro-Intensive Care Unit. The Foundation was successful in raising $15 million during the VISION campaign for the expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department.