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2012 Butterfly Guild Dinner & Auction!

The Butterfly Guild Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012!

The 2012 Butterfly Guild Dinner and Auction was a huge success! Thank you to all our donors who helped us raise more than $70,000 for research! The Butterfly Guild will be able to fund at least two research projects thanks to our generous supporters.

Emmy-award winning Jim Dever from King 5 Evening News Magazine graciously donated his time as our energetic auctioneer.  After enjoying a silent auction with more than 100 items, guests dined on a scrumptious dinner, enjoyed wine, and bid on trips to Hawaii, a chance to be in the audience of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and even host a pizza party for 40 people! Descriptions of our Live Auction items are listed below.

Thank you again to everyone who helped make this event a great success! And thank you for giving hope to children around the country that we CAN find a cure for Shwachman Diamond Syndrome!

 

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Auctioneer Jim Dever with Co-Founders Joe and Sarah Bowman Co-Founder Joe Bowman with a chocolate cake from the Dessert Dash!  
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Seattle Children's patient, Natalie, who received a bone marrow transplant to treat Leukemia, along with her mom, Dene, and Co-Founder Sarah Bowman    

 

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS!

FAMILY FUN AT THE GREAT WOLF LODGE. Enjoy a one-night stay in a Family Suite with 2 queen beds, a sofa sleeper, and semi-private living area. Includes water park passes for each guest up to 6 guests. Water park available on day of arrival and day of departure.  VALUE: $250

MAGNUM BOTTLE OF 2007 CABNERNET SAUVIGNON FROM PEPPER BRIDGE WINERY. Take home this magnum bottle of wine from the Pepper Bridge Winery in Walla Walla Valley. Given 95 Points by Wine & Spirits. "Pellet's talents show the best Walla Walla in a fine year: A big, dusty mineral component brings an edge to violets and opulent cassis fruit."  (San Francisco Chronicle, July 2010) VALUE: $150

MUSIC CLASSES FOR YOUR CHILD. Give your child the gift of music with this 10-week class for one child in your family (age 6 months to 5 years) at the Music Center of the Northwest. Class meets once per week. VALUE: $180.

BIKRAM HOT YOGA, BELLEVUE. Get in shape for the New Year with 3 months unlimited classes at Bikram Hot Yoga, Bellevue, for a new student. VALUE: $360

WEEKEND STAY AT ROSLYN RIDGE NEAR SUNCADIA. Stay 3 days, 2 nights at a fully equipped Roslyn Ridge cabin near Suncadia. Full access to community swimming pool. Dates to be arranged with owner. VALUE: $500

DISNEYLAND! Visit Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck with 4 one-day Disneyland Park Hopper passes. VALUE: $420

ROMANTIC DATE NIGHT FOR TWO. Take a night off and enjoy a one-night stay at Hotel Monaco in downtown Seattle. Includes a $150 gift certificate for use at the hotel, restaurant or spa. VALUE: $425

SEATTLE PHOTOGRAPHY. Become the owner of fine photography by photographer Shelbie Goff, a teenager living with Shwachman Diamond Syndrome. VALUE: Priceless

VIETNAMESE DINNER FOR SIX. Enjoy a catered authentic Vietnamese dinner party in your home for 4 to 6 people. Includes 4 bottles of wine. VALUE: Priceless.

AUTOGRAPHED JOHN TRAVOLTA POSTER. Take home this authentic GREASE poster signed by actor John Travolta. VALUE: Priceless.

VENOM ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA. Autographed bottle #20 of 1,344 of the first batch of Venom Ultra Premium Vodka. Not yet available for sale in Washington State. One cork from the first batch of bottles has a diamond hidden inside! VALUE: Priceless

A NIGHT ON THE TOWN!  Enjoy a Friday or Saturday night at the luxurious W Hotel in downtown Seattle after seeing "Oklahoma" at the 5th Avenue Theater. A date night not to be missed! VALUE: $560

DANCE AND SING TO CASPAR BABYPANTS! Treat your child to a ukulele decorated and autographed by the one and only Caspar Babypants (otherwise known as Chris Ballew from the Presidents of the United States of America). While strumming your ukulele, rock out to 4 children's CDs autographed by Caspar Babypants. VALUE: Priceless

RITZ CARLTON, KAPALUA (MAUI). Indulge for three-nights in a luxurious Deluxe Room at the Ritz Carlton, Kapalua hotel on the Island of Maui in Hawaii.  VALUE: $1,680

O' CANADA! Enjoy a Whistler Canada vacation with 7 consecutive nights in 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom Townhome located in the Northern Lights complex of Whistler. Enjoy your own private hot tub, cable TV, and internet. Just a short 10 minute walk to Whistler Village. Exceptions: No holidays; must have mutually agreeable dates with owner (winter dates are more limited than summer dates). VALUE: $3,000

PRIVATE PARTY FOR THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS! Invite 9 of your friends to join you for a private party for the 4th of July 2012 on the rooftop of the Seattle Children's Research Institute overlooking the magical fireworks display over Lake Union.  Dr. Jim Hendricks, the President of the Seattle Children's Research Institute, will treat you to his tasty BBQ while you relax and enjoy the company and the view! VALUE: Priceless

VIP PASSES TO THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART! Four VIP Passes to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York City.  While in town, enjoy 2 passes to visit the top of the Empire State Building. VALUE: Priceless

SKI IN SUN VALLEY! Enjoy 4 ski lift tickets at Sun Valley, Idaho ski resort.  After a good workout on the slopes, relax for 4 nights in an updated 2 bedroom, plus loft, 2 bathroom condo in Elkhorn Village, located near Dollar Mountain and Elkhorn Valley Golf Course. The condo sleeps 6 comfortably and has access to a swimming pool, hot tub, and tennis courts.  VALUE: $1,560

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY! Learn to keep up with the pros with private and group dance lessons for one couple at Arthur Murray Studios. VALUE: $432

BAKING BONANZA WITH PAULA DEEN. Have a ball in the kitchen with an autographed Paula Deen cook book, sugar for a year, and C&H Sugar recipe book. VALUE: Priceless

SEATTLE STAY-CATION.  Relax for 2 nights in a Junior Suite at Hotel DECA in downtown Seattle. Parking included! While in town, take a trip to the Seattle Art Museum! VALUE: $800

ARTWORK BY LEUKEMIA SURVIVOR.  Become the proud owner of this handcrafted artwork by Natalie, a patient at Seattle Children's.  Natalie is both a Leukemia and a bone marrow transplant survivor. VALUE: Priceless

PIZZA PARTY FOR 40! Host a pizza party for 40 of your friends with pizza prepared in an outdoor pizza oven built by pizza extraordinaire and local architect Chris Luthi. A variety of pizzas will be cooked and served for your outdoor enjoyment at a home in Burien. This tasty event includes 12 bottles of wine. VALUE: Priceless

TRAVEL THE WORLD! Take a 7-night vacation in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo anywhere in the world with this gold crown RCI timeshare.  Choose from locations all over the world, including Italy, France, and Hawaii. Sleeps 6 comfortably, with pullout couch in the living room.  Very useable timeshare points. Vacation to be used anytime in 2012 or 2013. Winner to contact owner directly to make arrangements.  VALUE: $1,200

PRIVATE TOUR OF FIRE STATION #10. Come see a fire truck up close! Up to 20 guests can take a private guided tour of Fire Station #10.  Guests must be age 5 or older.  Tour available Monday-Sunday between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Please allow 2 weeks’ notice for scheduling. Expires 1-21-2013. VALUE: Priceless

HAWAII BOUND! Spend one week (7 nights) at the lovely Maui Eldorado Resort located in the Kaanapali resort on the Island of Maui in Hawaii.  This Garden View Studio is near the famous Black Rock snorkeling on Kaanapali Beach.  The condo is fully furnished with a full kitchen, bathroom, washer and dryer in the unit, and a large lanai.  Includes access to the beachfront clubhouse available exclusively to owners and guests of the resort. Does not include daily cleaning and parking fees. Dates to be arranged with the owner. VALUE: $1,050

PRIVATE DINNER PARTY CATERED BY NYC CHEF! New York City Chef Peter Zastko will prepare and serve a custom menu dinner for up to 4 guests in your home or other location secured by you. This professional chef was trained by an Italian "Master Chef" and has served as Head Chef at Morton's Steakhouse in NYC where he was a guest on the "Today Show." After moving to Seattle, Peter served as the Chef at Il Terrazzo Carmine in Pioneer Square. He also served as the Sous Chef at the Metropolitan Grill in Seattle.  This package includes Peter as your personal chef for the evening, a personal server, and 4 bottles of wine. Food costs not to exceed $300. VALUE: Priceless

VIP PASSES TO THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE.  Two VIP Seats and Paramount Club privileges at the Paramount Theatre for an evening with C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 8 p.m.  VIP entrance and The Club includes a lounge with complimentary appetizers provided by pink Restaurant and Ultra Lounge and private bar. Seats are in the loge area, which sits in front of the first mezzanine, your seats afford an unobstructed view of the grand Paramount stage. No elevator access to the loge or club. Note - Only guests age 21 and olde allowed in The Club. After the show enjoy a night at the Quality Inn in downtown Seattle (availability of date to be confirmed with Quality Inn directly). VALUE: $428

ATTEND A STUDIO TAPING OF THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE! 4 VIP passes to attend a studio taping of Wheel of Fortune in California. Package also includes priceless autographed photo of Pat Sajak & Vanna White, signed "mini wedge," Wheel of Fortune canvas bag, hat, t-shirt, round Wheel keychain, and pen. VALUE: Priceless

PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION. One hour on-location family portrait session with a professional photographer. Session will take place in the comfort of your own home (w/in 1 hour of Issaquah). Must be at least one adult in the session. One flat finish 11x14 of your choice will be offered from this session. Photographer will discuss clothing and location options in advance. VALUE: $735

PROFESSIONAL PET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION. One hour on-location pet portrait session with a professional photographer. Session will take place in the comfort of your own home (w/in 1 hour of Issaquah). Must be at least one adult in the session. One flat finish 11x14 of your choice will be offered from this session. Photographer will discuss clothing and location options in advance. VALUE: $735

WEEKEND STAY ON HARTSTENE ISLAND, WA. Relax for a 2-night weekend stay at a cozy cabin on Hartstene Island, in the Puget Sound area. Sleeps up to 8 people comfortably. High bank waterfront - no beach access. May not be suitable for young children. Dates to be arranged with owner. VALUE: $250

ORGANIC VALLEY PRODUCTS FOR A YEAR! Enjoy one Organic Valley product per week all year long! Comes in the form of 52 free product coupons, each valid for one product up to $10. VALUE: Up to $520

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Gold Sponsor: Karr Tuttle Campbell

Silver Sponsor: Laird Norton Tyee

Table Sponsors:

Bernstein Wealth Management

Ardeth Hollo

Shane and Heidi DeBoer

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