35th Annual Charisma fund-raiser: Spring Chic

Winnebago County Medical Society Alliance’s 35th annual fund-raiser, Charisma, will be Monday, April 23, at Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The theme of this year’s Charisma is Spring Chic with an emphasis on spring fashion. Events will include a silent auction; a shopping boutique including more than 20 vendors; and a raffle with prizes including a diamond bracelet from Zavius, an original piece by Rockford artist Ingrid Dohm, and a $500 spa package from Lady Wellness. The auction, raffle and shopping boutiques will open to the public at no charge at 9:30 a.m. A luncheon and fashion show featuring spring fashions from B. Jones, CABI, Sarah Mcclelland and the Snooty Fox in Freeport will begin at noon. Tickets for the luncheon and fashion show are $40 per person. For reservations, contact Nancy Hoffmann Carlson at (815) 623-6477.

Proceeds from Charisma are directed toward scholarships for students pursuing health-related careers in Winnebago County and for other community service projects. Scholarship recipients and two humanitarian award winners will be announced at the luncheon.

Charisma began in 1972 as a fund-raiser for the Rockford Health Careers Foundation. Last year’s Charisma event raised more than $25,000.

from the April 11-17, 2007, issue

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