The Tri City Health Partnership operates a private, nonprofit free medical and dental clinic at 318 Walnut St. in downtown St. Charles that is manned by physicians, nurses, dentists, hygienists and other professionals who volunteer their time. To help Tri City Health Partnership continue its mission, the organization will host its Casino Royale fundraiser on Oct. 12 at the Q Center, 1405 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles.
Cocktails and registration start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The evening will include an open bar, dinner, craps, roulette, blackjack, slot machines, raffles, a live auction, a magician and more.
Tickets are $125 each and are available at tchpfreeclinic.org. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Oct. 11.
This is the second year of the event. Last year's event raised almost $45,000, the Tri City Health Partnership's most successful fundraiser to date.
"People believe in what we do," said Kim Lamansky, executive director of Tri City Health Partnership.
The clinic's goal is to provide quality healthcare to those who need it, regardless of their income. That includes people who might fall between the cracks.
Among the items being auctioned off that night are two tickets to a private, invitation only VIP grand opening party for the Wahlburgers restaurant now under construction at the southwest corner of Route 38 and Randall Road in St. Charles near the Meijer store. The restaurant is expected to open in March.
Actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg and his wife, actress and television/radio host Jenny McCarthy, who live in St. Charles, donated the prize. Other auction items include two trips to Mexico along with a four-night, five-day stay at a $2 million home in Breckenridge, Colorado.
"It's going to be an incredible getaway," Lamansky said. "That will be a great auction item."
Whether you are a gambler or not, she promises that the evening will provide fun for everyone. More information is available by going to Tri City Health Partnership's website, tchpfreeclinic.org.