Oregon Wine Experience® Cancels 2021 In-Person Events
Online Auctions Continue to Build a New Children’s Hospital
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (September 17, 2021) — Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE), one of the top destination charity wine and culinary events, has moved its auction entirely online for the 2021 event. The three in-person events have been cancelled due to the continued surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Founders’ Barrel Auction, Miracle Auction & Salmon Bake and Grand Tasting events will not be held as in-person gatherings. People can still participate virtually and bid online on exclusive wines and auction packages as part of the Founders’ Barrel Auction, Miracle Auction, and Silent Auctions. (https://owe2021.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse).
“We did everything we could to make these events happen, but with the high number of hospitalizations, we believe it best for our healthcare workers not to have a large in-person gathering this year for OWE. Our top priority is the health and safety of our community,” said Floyd Harmon, Executive Director, Asante Foundation. “We will still be hosting our auctions online to continue our goals to benefit AsanteForward and the new children’s hospital.”
Anyone can register to participate in this year’s auctions at www.theoregonwineexperience.com/.
All bidding for the auctions will take place online. Miracle Auction and Silent Auction bidding begins on Monday, September 27, 2021 at noon and concludes on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. The Founders’ Barrel Auction bidding begins on Friday, October 1 at noon and closes on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
The Oregon Wine Experience is a vital component of AsanteForward supporting the construction of a new children’s hospital at Asante Rogue Regional in Medford, Oregon. This modern, family-centered care environment will improve medical outcomes and personal experiences. Donors and sponsors of the Oregon Wine Experience will make a once-in-a-generation impact on the lives of babies, children, and families from across the region. If you would like to learn more and donate to this cause, please visit: https://asantefoundation.org/donate/
“We’re grateful for the continued generosity and understanding of our sponsors and donors” said Andrea Reeder, Asante Foundation Director of Campaign and Operations. “As part of Asante, we encourage the community to get vaccinated, as we know this is the safest way to be protected from COVID-19 and the delta variant that has had a harsh effect in Southern Oregon and around the world.”
For more details on the events, please visit theoregonwineexperience.com or call (541) 789-5025.
About Oregon Wine Experience®
Since its inception in 2015, Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE) has raised more than $6.6 million, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network and other health care programs funded by Asante Foundation. Asante is a local, community-owned and governed not-for-profit organization with nearly 6,000 employees who provide medical care to nearly 600,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. The multi-day wine and culinary event celebrates the very best of Oregon and will take place August 23-29, 2021. For more information visit: theoregonwineexperience.com.
About Asante Foundation
For more than 60 years, philanthropy has helped Asante provide and enhance health care for communities throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California. Asante Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Asante, a local, community-owned and governed not-for-profit health system, is an integral partner in Asante’s vision to be your trusted health partner for life – every person, every time. Asante Foundation launched AsanteForward, the most significant campaign effort in our history, to transform the quality and scope of health care available in Asante’s nine-county region, with a goal of at least $50 million. This campaign is the largest philanthropic endeavor ever attempted in this area. At the core of AsanteForward are five specific initiatives including behavioral health, cancer care, expanded emergency services and a new patient pavilion to house several areas of care including a new women’s and children’s hospital, cardiac care, critical care and advanced surgical services. To learn more, please visit asantefoundation.org.