How will you help the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) celebrate “Cheers to 75 Years?”
Maybe it’s offering an adventure in the wilderness, on a mountain or secluded location. Perhaps it’s providing the chance to stay in a house by the ocean or obtain a case of high-end wines put together by a connoisseur.
The committee overseeing this year’s SVS Foundation Gala, “Cheers to 75 Years,” is seeking contributions for both the live and silent auctions that are a big part of the fun during the Gala.
This year’s Gala, to be held Friday, June 17, during the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of SVS in 1946. The celebration began in San Diego during the 2021 VAM and will end with the last tune spun by the DJ in June.
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, the VAM headquarters hotel. The evening starts with a reception, followed by dinner, entertainment, the live auction, raise the paddle event and dancing. Tickets—sales open Feb. 22—are $500 each or $5,000 for a table of 10. VIP tables and sponsorship packages are available now for purchase at vascular.org/Gala22Tickets.
All proceeds will benefit the SVS Foundation, to fund ongoing research into the causes and treatments of vascular disease, public awareness programs and patient education efforts, among other initiatives. Dress is semi-formal, with black-tie attire optional.
Everyone, no matter where in the world they are on June 17 can participate in the Silent Auction. All they need is an internet connection to be able to view the items and to place a bid. Notifications will even let participants know when someone has upped the ante on a particular offering. Bidding for Silent Auction items will open several days before the Gala itself.
The 2019 “Vascular Spectacular Gala” in National Harbor, Maryland, was a huge hit. Tickets sold out within weeks and guests enjoyed dinner, entertainment and spirited bidding, and then danced the night away.
“You know how we surgeons are,” said Ronald Dalman, MD, Gala Committee chair. “If they’re not competing with each other to put together the most elaborative and imaginative adventure possible, they’re preparing for the competition to outbid each other. We expect some great items to be offered.”
Venita Chandra, MD, and Matthew Eagleton, MD, are the Gala Committee co-chairs.
While all contributions are welcome, the sub-committee handling ticket sales and auction items is particularly interested in sporting events and skyboxes, sports memorabilia, travel and timeshares, food, entertainment, wine and high-end liquors, artwork, activities such as golf, chef classes, jewelry and educational experiences.