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March 18, 2014 > A Taste of Style

A Taste of Style

By Medha Raman

Looking for a dazzling event with unique food and entertainment offerings that also supports a good cause? At St. Rose Hospital FoundationÕs ÒA Taste of StyleÓ event, attendees can look forward to an exciting evening of wine tasting, fantastic food sampling, shopping in the fashion and accessory marketplace, bidding on one-of-a-kind items at the auctions and, cheering on the models in the fashion show.

The non-profit St. Rose Hospital Foundation was founded in 1977 to support the mission of St. Rose Hospital in Hayward - provide quality healthcare to the needy. Over the last several years, the Foundation has found creative ways to support the hospitalÕs services, programs, and capital improvements, raising over 18 million dollars since its opening and 4.6 million dollars in the last five years. They host three fundraisers each year Ð a Charity Golf Classic, their signature black tie gala ÒUnder the Grand White Tent,Ó and ÒA Taste of Style,Ó scheduled for March 27 at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton.

Although this is the twelfth year that the St. Rose Hospital Foundation has hosted a women's spring event, it is only the second year of ÒA Taste of Style.Ó After a roaring success last year, raising $1,000,000, the Foundation is excited to bring back the event for another wonderful evening.

Net proceeds from ÒA Taste of StyleÓ will support Patient Services at the hospital; everything from medical equipment, new beds, and monitors to anything else that can help improve the quality of care. According to Foundation Special Events Coordinator Jullian Luchsinger, St. Rose Hospital provides a greater percentage of charity care than any other hospital in Alameda County; over 50 percent of all patients admitted to St. Rose Hospital are uninsured or underserved.

The event will feature exclusive wines and delectable tidbits in an engaging, fun, and stylish setting. Several Bay Area wineries including Nottingham Cellars, Henry Wine Group, Crooked Vine Winery, R&B Cellars, and Concannon Vineyard among others will provide wine tasting for attendees. For food, small treats, and coffee sampling, attendees can count on vendors like Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sweet Springs Gelato, SCHARFFEN BERGER chocolates and TravelinÕ Joe Expresso.

The fun-filled evening also includes an opportunity to shop for clothes and accessories in a stylish market place. Some of this yearÕs fashion partners are MacyÕs, Sassy Scarves, Silpada Designs, Stella & Dot Jewelry, and June Sablan Designs. Be sure to check out the latest fashion trends modeled by some of the hospital staff and local dignitaries. In addition, MacyÕs fashion show will showcase some of the new seasonsÕ must have looks. With a chance to win fabulous prizes, the event is definitely an evening extravaganza for a great cause!

Sponsors of this yearÕs event are Fremont Bank, MacyÕs, Safeway, home health agency AHHCI, and the Castlewood County Club.

For more information about tickets, call (510) 264-4007 or visit For sponsorship opportunities or to donate to the silent auction, call Jillian Luchsinger at (510) 264-4007 or e-mail

A Taste of Style
Thursday, Mar 27
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Castlewood Country Club
707 Country Club Cir, Pleasanton
(510) 264-4007
Tickets: $85

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