The 2021 Oregon Wine Experience® hosted its virtual event series and it was a resounding success. The virtual Founders’ Barrel Auction, Miracle Auction and Silent Auction generated more than $1.6 million. All proceeds will benefit children’s health care, including a new children’s hospital-within-a-hospital, as well as other programs at Asante. The virtual auctions took place September 27, 2021, through October 3, 2021.
“We are so thankful for the continued generosity and support of our sponsors and donors” said Andrea Reeder, Asante Foundation Director of Campaign and Operations. “Despite moving this year’s events to the digital sphere again, our friends and partners rallied and helped us raise over $1.6 million towards the new children’s hospital. It’s wonderful to be a part of such a strong and supportive community.”The Oregon Wine Experience® is a multi-day wine and culinary event, where 100% of money raised stays local and benefits Children’s Miracle Network and other healthcare programs supported by the Asante Foundation. This year’s Miracle Kid, Elio, is twelve years old and battling a second round of Ewing’s sarcoma at Asante. Elio and his family are grateful he can receive care just 15 minutes from home, so he can return home and spend time with his little brother Enzo. Contributions from the Oregon Wine Experience® help fund the new women’s and children’s hospital within the new Pavilion at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. The Pavilion will feature a state-of-the-art Pediatric Infusion Center for kids like Elio, facing cancer and other serious illnesses.
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. 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.
Michelle Johannes, Communications and Marketing Manager