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Hearts of Gold

Hearts of Gold Frequently Asked Questions

In preparation for an exciting evening benefiting women's breast health in Lawrence, take a look at some frequently asked questions regarding logistics and the event experience for the 2018 Hearts of Gold Gala.

What should I wear?

Hearts of Gold is a black-tie preferred event. Gentlemen often wear tuxedos or dark suits, and ladies typically opt for formal, floor-length gowns or cocktail dresses. While June weather can be unpredictable, the Jayhawk Club Ballroom should be quite comfortable.

Where should I park?

This year, we are pleased to offer complimentary valet service. Gratuity can be provided at your discretion. If you would prefer, you can self-park in any of the Jayhawk Club lots.

What's for dinner?

When you arrive, servers will greet you with trays of wine and our signature cocktail. Or, if you prefer, beer and mixed drinks will be offered at one of our hosted bars. We will pass hors d'oeuvres during the social hour, and a plated dinner served to you at your table will follow. The menu includes a fresh spinach salad with strawberries, feta, and fennel; the entrée will be braised beef short ribs on creamy polenta. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions; we will be happy to work with the chef to accommodate you.

Throughout the evening, we will offer five wines from different Josh Cellars, a Napa Valley vintner sourcing from across many great California winegrowing regions. Wine will be available at each table and served throughout dinner. Please don't hesitate to ask a server to leave a bottle at your table. Three bars will be open throughout the evening for beer and cocktails. All offerings will be provided at no additional charge.

Coffee will be offered following dinner with a special dessert—our thank you for a wonderful evening.

Are there opportunities to make a gift at Hearts of Gold?

Yes! As part of our short program, we will offer a dynamic live auction of 10-12 items. Additionally, we’ll ask you to raise your paddle to support the hospital through gifts of $5,000, $2,500, $1000, $500, $250 and $100. If you prefer, pledge cards will be available to complete at the event or later at home. All proceeds will support the breast health center, part of the new LMH expansion in west Lawrence.

Will you pre-swipe my credit card in advance?

No. If you are a successful bidder, we will offer you the choice to pay table-side by swiping your credit card following the auction, or we will be happy mail a pledge reminder after the event.

Will there be photos?

While we will not have formal photos as you arrive, you are more than welcome to ask our photographer capture an image of you and your guests. We will make all photos freely available online following the event. Additionally, we are planning for a "selfie" station, which will provide a fun way to capture memories with good friends.

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