Get in on the Designer Bag BLINGO Fun!

B-12. I-50. L-29.  These could be the call letters to your newest designer purse – not your vitamin list.  They are also a fun way of supporting the grants given from The Fund for the Hospital at WCA Foundation.

On Thursday, June 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. supporters of WCA Foundation’s Designer Bag BLINGO event will gather in the ballroom of the Doubletree Jamestown at 150 West Fourth Street for an evening of fun and philanthropy.  A $30 ticket gives an attendee a card to play each BLINGO game and perhaps be the winner of a designer bag given away to the winner of each game.  For a nominal fee extra cards can be purchased and a silent auction for other designer items will be held.  Bags from Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade and other designers will be the prize possessions of those individuals who win the games.  Light refreshments will be served during the evening of fabulous BLINGO fun.

Tickets are on sale in the administrative offices at UPMC Chautauqua – on the right in the main lobby of the hospital, or online at  The photo above includes two of the bags being given away to lucky supporters of the event.

The Fund for the Hospital which benefits from this event annually gives major grants for equipment to the hospital which would be outside the budgetary constraints of the hospital.  In the past WCA Foundation used these grants to help the hospital purchase items like the surgical robot and specialized equipment for it.  Gifts to this fund offer the most flexible support WCA Foundation can give UPMC Chautauqua while supporting the health care initiatives of the hospital.

More information about Designer Bag BLINGO, the Fund for the Hospital or general information about WCA Foundation can be found on the above website or by contacting Brigetta Overcash, Executive Director, 716-664-5461/, or Megan Barone, Director of Development, 716-664-8423/

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