St. Luke’s Foundation to Host Virtual Circle of Light MASKERADE
St. Luke’s Foundation will celebrate its 17th Annual Circle of Light fundraiser this Friday, September 11. The event features an online auction, open now, and will begin with a virtual social at 6:30 p.m. and a livestream event at 7 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be held virtually and will be MASKERADE-themed. It’s free to attend and participants are asked to wear their most stylish face masks while hosting a safe, socially-distanced watch party. Attendees are encouraged to share photos during the event on Instagram using the hashtag #StLukesFdnCOL. The online auction can be accessed via the Handbid platform, and you simply need to enter a credit or debit card into the secure platform to start browsing and bidding.
Funds raised will be dedicated to the St. Luke’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will help St. Luke’s meet the projected and prolonged need for life-saving services. St. Luke’s has repurposed space, redeployed staff, dispatched adaptive technology and made thousands of adjustments to day-to-day operations because of the pandemic. St. Luke’s COVID-19 Response Fund helps with those efforts. Proceeds will also go towards a Fund-A-Need project. The goal is to raise $73,000 for a BioFire Instrument to run the respiratory panels that St. Luke’s uses for the sickest patients to rule in/out COVID-19 as well as 21 other additional respiratory pathogens. For more information and to register, visit slhduluth.com/circleoflight.