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Adirondack Health Foundation Summer Gala is July 6

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Health Foundation will host the 2024 Summer Gala on Saturday, July 6 on the shore of Lower St. Regis Lake, under gorgeous tents on the great lawn at Paul Smith’s College.

This is the foundation’s signature special event and this year the net proceeds will go toward the Cornerstone Campaign’s $10 million goal. The Cornerstone project will relocate and expand the Renal Dialysis Center and completely renovate Adirondack Medical Center’s two patient care floors and patient rooms.

“We are delighted to share that we’ve raised $8.9 million to date and we fully expect this year’s Gala will take us over the $9 million mark and into the home stretch,” Adirondack Health Foundation Executive Director Hannah Hanford said. “We can’t thank our table sponsors and underwriters enough. Our entire community has been exceptionally generous supporting this critically important next step for patient care excellence and we are beyond grateful.”

The evening kicks off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a delicious dinner, a live auction, music and dancing, and the presentation of the Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award to Joan Grabe, Trustee Emerita and Cornerstone Campaign co-chair.

General admission is $275 per ticket, which is all-inclusive for the evening. To purchase tickets, visit https://tinyurl.com/yszsv46r or call the foundation at 518-897-2370.

Best of Live drawing

A highlight of the evening is the Best of Live drawing, which offers a chance to win one of four terrific experiences including:

¯ One-week stay for up to 10 guests in a 4,000-square-foot, ocean view beach house with five bedrooms and four baths, chef’s kitchen, game room, and more in York Beach, Maine during the week of June 14-21, 2025 only.

¯ Four VIP race day passes for the Lake Placid Ironman on July 21. They include premium swim viewing with breakfast, VIP bike course viewing with lunch, VIP finish line viewing with catered dinner, private restrooms, and all-day snacks and refreshments.

¯ Two tickets to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, including a two-night stay at The Vogue Hotel which is within walking distance of the concert, great restaurants and shopping.

¯ A trip for two to your choice a Friday, Saturday or Sunday MLB, NBA, NFL, or NHL regular season game, or non-major PGA tournament. Includes round-trip airfare for two and two nights at a hotel.

Tickets cost $100 each and only 125 tickets will be sold. So far, the chance of possessing the winning ticket is roughly 1 in 75. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Antique boat raffle

Another highlight of this year’s Gala will be pulling the winning ticket for an antique wooden runabout, donated by Charlotte and Joe Blitt.

The 14-foot Peterborough boat has a 15-horsepower outboard motor with seating for five. It was built in 1940 by the Peterborough Canoe Works in Ontario, Canada and was originally owned by former New York Governor and United States Vice President Levi Morton and restored by Joe Blitt.

The winning ticket will be drawn the evening of the Gala. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Tickets cost $20 each or six for $100.

To purchase tickets or view a video of the Bitts and the boat in action, visit https://tinyurl.com/m4h54sas. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Adirondack Health Foundation at 518-897-2370.

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