Crouse Hospital Auxiliary prescribes retail therapy

Following "doctor's orders," all women in the Syracuse

community have been prescribed a therapeutic evening of "Retail

Therapy," including shopping, dinner, drinks and fun on Thursday, Oct.

22 between 5 to 9 p.m. at Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge in Armory Square,

321 South Clinton Street. This "girl's night out" will support the

Crouse Hospital Auxiliary and its continued commitment to Crouse

Hospital to provide the best in patient care and to promote community


Fabulous shopping will be provided by Arbonne, Bella Creations, B Better

Book, Bella and Grace Dog Couture, CNY Chef, Creative Memories, Crouse

Hospital Gift Shop, Eva's Boutique, Gerri Rich Designs, Hospital-Land,

Huephoria Glassware, Initial Impressions, Jennifer Locke Designs,

Lilypad Creations, My Doll My Fashion, Nancy McConnell Candles, Nicole

Van Hee Designs, Promise Me Chocolate, Showoff's Boutique, and The

Vault. This event will also include a raffle featuring a chance to win

over $1000 in gift cards to the shops in Armory Square.

Complimentary parking will be provided by Republic Parking in lots located at 340 West Fayette St. or their open lot on the corner of Franklin and Fayette


Women can participate in this fundraising opportunity by becoming either

a 'Platinum Shopper' or a 'Gold Shopper.' For $100, 'Platinum Shoppers'

will receive a complimentary drink in a hand-painted cocktail glass, one

raffle ticket, lite dinner and parking. With a fee of $50, 'Gold

Shoppers' will receive dinner and parking. There is also the option of

purchasing a $20 raffle ticket only, or sending a donation in support of

the work of the Crouse Hospital Auxiliary.

Reservations to 'Retail Therapy' can be made by contacting Kellie Mista at 471-4636 or showoffs@twcny.rr.com.

Consider joining

The Crouse Hospital Auxiliary is comprised of more than 500

all-volunteer members. Since 1888, the organization has raised millions

of dollars to buy hospital equipment, provide scholarships for nursing

students and cover the cost of "Visit to Hospital Land," an ongoing

community service project that gives local first-graders a chance to

visit the hospital and experience a day as a patient.

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