Rialzo VIII tickets are sold out

from TheStarPress

MUNCIE, Ind. — Tickets to Meridian Health Services’ annual fundraiser, Rialzo VIII, “There’s No Place Like Home,” are officially sold out.

A spokesperson for Meridian said the April 8 event at Horizon Convention Center is sold out for the fourth consecutive year.

This is good news for the organization, since all ticket sale funds go toward Meridian’s 2017 fundraising purpose — the development of outreach programs for infants with NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome), and mothers who are struggling with drug addiction.

As of March 2, only about 50 of Rialzo VIII’s 950 tickets were still available.

The spokesperson said selling out means reaching the number of people the event can fit inside the room at set-up.

Those who still want to support MHS’ “purpose behind the party” can visit the Rialzo Emerald Online Auction website through an extended date of March 30 to bid on more than 20 available items.

Some of the can’t-miss items include a Purdue Football helmet autographed by Drew Brees, autographed memorabilia from Taylor Swift, Michael Phelps, Joe Montana, Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman and the casts of “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars,” and more.

Also up for bidding are jewelry pieces, Chicago Cubs World Series memorabilia, and a VIP “Hamilton” experience.

To see all items and their starting bids, visit qtego.net.

Elevating the Maternal Treatment Program

Addicted Mothers and their Newborn Babies

  1. With your help, last year we were able to designate over $150,000 toward the opening of our Maternal Treatment Program helping drug-addicted mothers and their newborn babies. Since opening its doors, two-thirds of the babies born to mothers in the program have had little to no stay in the NICU, and the program continues to be at full capacity.

Thank You to All Who Contributed at Rialzo IX

  • 989attendees
  • $206Kraised for Meridian Health Services & Maternal Treatment Program
  • 47women and 17 children treated; continually at full capacity
  • 2of babies born had little or no stay in NICU