Treasure Island, hospital’s top fundraiser, returns Nov. 5 at Shelby Fire Hall

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 25 October 2022 at 2:53 pm

Provided photo: Ron and Lynda Felstead of Medina were among the guests at last year’s Treasure Island event. Ron has been a longtime member of the Orleans Community Health Foundation board.

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health’s top fundraiser Treasure Island is scheduled for Nov. 5 at Shelby Fire Hall.

This is the 28th annual Treasure Island Auction Benefit, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for dozens of causes, projects and equipment throughout the Medina Memorial Hospital system.

This year’s honorary chair is Dr. Richard Elman, Emergency Department director at Medina Memorial Hospital. Starting at the hospital in 2016, Dr. Elman manages the clinical and administrative responsibilities for Orleans Community Health’s critical access emergency department, with a volume of more than 8,000 patients per year.

Proceeds from this year’s Treasure Island event is earmarked for Orleans Community Health Foundation’s IV pump replacement campaign, which is more than half way to its goal.

Treasure Island will help close the gap to replace these IV pumps throughout Orleans Community Health and Medina Memorial Hospital, according to Megan Johnson, executive director of the Orleans Community Health Foundation, which sponsors Treasure Island.

Pumps are used in both dialysis locations for infusion treatments, and in Medina Memorial Hospital’s emergency, operating and recovery rooms, in radiology, long-term care unit and on patient care floors.

Tickets for Treasure Island are $50 per person and can be purchased online at  Attendees can look forward to a buffet dinner catered by Zambistro, silent and live auctions, a Lucky Cork wine pull and exclusive onsite games.

The silent auction will be open to the public again this year online. Bidders do not have to purchase a ticket or attend the event to participate. Many items are featured in the silent auction this year, including two trips; a five-night trip for two to the Alaskan Frontier and a three-night Vancouver salmon fishing trip for two. To participate in the silent auction, visit the event website above and “Register to Bid.” Winners will be notified via e-mail after the event closes.

Sponsors of Treasure Island are Independent Health, Lawley Insurance, Takeform, Niagara Veterinary Properties and Jr. Wilson’s Sportsmen’s Club.