The Telluride Medical Center’s F.E.A.S.T. introduces online auction

The Telluride Medical Center’s F.E.A.S.T. introduces online auction

Flap our gums, as is our wont in the Telluride community, about the need for expansion and new equipment,  at the end of the day, for a key player in this area such as Kristin Holbrook, it is a no-brainer: through her store,Two Skirts, she is a big time supporter of the FEAST, or Fund for Expanding and Supporting Telluride’s Medical Center,  because she is here for the long haul and wants to be assured of state of the art medical services for her young family. Watch the video below to preview the Two Skirts’ shopping spree, one of the auction items.

The facts on the table seem plain enough: The Telluride Medical Center has outgrown its existing building.  Between 2001 and 2007, TMC’s emergency service volume grew 81% and  community population projections indicate the TMC’s primary service area should grow by 39% over the next 10 years. With a new facility, the TMC would be able to double the capacity of the ER, and add specialty services such as pediatrics. 

Funds raised at the FEAST will be funneled into the The Telluride Medical Center Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) entity established solely to ensure TMC’s operations remain cutting edge.

The fifth annual FEAST,  a black tie function,  Thursday, March 12, Telluride Conference Center , features a gourmet dinner paired with top tier wines, a live auction, and dancing to the Latin sounds of the Telluride Jazz Celebration favorites, Groupo Fantasma.

For the first time this year,  TMC’s hip new executive director of philanthropy, Kate Wadley, introduced an online auction, March 1 – March 11, as a way for supporters unable to attend to participate. Among the sexy packages up for grabs is a $500 shopping spree at Two Skirts, a super popular store Kristin and her partner Joanne Corzine opened for business in March 2001.

The “skirts” buy for the store in New York, finding designer collections, new trends and labels to appeal to Telluride locals,  second homeowners, and tourists.  The 1,100 square-foot Main Street space features everything from  cashmeres and cocktail dresses to a large assortment of denim.  Recent additions include beauty and cosmetic products from  part-time local Bobbi Brown, and footwear.

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