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Friday is the last day to purchase tickets for Renown Health Foundation gala


There will be no smoke and mirrors at Renown Health Foundation’s gala benefiting Renown Children’s Hospital. But seats are disappearing as the reservation deadline swiftly approaches.

Magic 2012 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Reno Ballroom. However, ticket sales for the event close Friday, Oct. 19.

Featured entertainment will include Child Prodigy Ethan Bortnick, the world’s youngest musician. This 11-year-old pianist was crowned the “Youngest Musician to Headline a Solo Concert Tour” by Guinness World Records, beating out other famous musicians such as Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Billy Gilman.

The evening’s program will also consist of stories of the miracles that occur daily at Renown Children’s Hospital, as well as an award presentation honoring Reno Cardiologist Richard P. Ganchan, M.D. Dr. Ganchan will receive the Arthur J. Lurie, M.D. Distinguished Physician Award in honor of the genuine difference his work has made in the community.

“This event is magical for all of us who care for and love children,” said Joel Muller, vice president of Fund Development for Renown Health. “All proceeds from this event directly benefit the only hospital between Salt Lake and Sacramento specializing in care for children. When you consider today’s challenging economic environment, that says a lot about our community’s commitment to our children’s health.”

Proceeds from the event are used to purchase pediatric equipment at Renown Children’s Hospital. This year, the funding will bring 15 Giraffe OmniBeds, which provide the best neonatal standard of care available on the market today, to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). These beds will raise the standard of care for some of the smallest and most vulnerable patients.

There are only a limited number of seats remaining for Magic 2012. People interested in attending this event can contact Renown Health Foundation at 775-982-5545.

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