The Stars will Come out On Monday Night for the Foundation Fundraiser

​Monday, August 12, 2013, from 7:30 to 11 p.m.
Treasure Island Ballroom
Treasure Island Hotel
3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
Glitz and glamor and stars—just what you would expect from Las Vegas. You'll find them all at "Vegas--The Stars Come Out at Night” fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Treasure Island Hotel Ballroom. You won’t want to miss this unique event, which includes Vegas-inspired food stations, drinks, DJ, dancing—and best of all—the chance to be amazed by your colleagues’ performances at the talent competition.  All proceeds will go to support the AANA Foundation’s mission of advancing the science of anesthesia through education and research.

The host for the evening will be actor and comedian Kenan Thompson, son of Elizabeth Ann Thompson, a Georgia CRNA. Kenan is best known for his work as a cast member of NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, as well for his starring roles in the films Good Burger and Fat Albert, and his portrayal of Kenan Rockmore on the Nickelodeon sitcom, Kenan & Kel.
Vote Early and Often!
The talent competition will be fierce, as you can see by the video previews for each contestant on the [link]event webpage. Even if you’re not attending the Annual Meeting, you can still support your colleagues and the Foundation by voting for your favorites here. You can vote for as many acts as you like, as often as you like (at one dollar per vote), up until midnight, Sunday, Aug. 11.
All votes before and during the event will be counted, and two winners will be announced at the event: People’s Choice – determined by the number of votes cast in pre-event and event voting, and Judge’s Choice – determined by a panel of judges at the event.
All votes are a tax-deductible donation to the AANA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your votes fund anesthesia research that advocates for the profession and improves patient safety, which benefits everyone
Walk the Red Carpet with Style
We encourage all guests to amplify the star power of the event by going all out Vegas style on the red carpet. Dress up as your favorite movie star or dazzle your friends with your own personal style – this is your chance to glam it up!
Don’t Miss Out—Don’t Wait
The ticket price is $225 each. Although a very limited number of tickets will be available for sale onsite at the Foundation Booth, we strongly encourage you to contact Luanne Irvin at (847) 655-1173 to purchase your tickets.  Tickets purchased in advance of the Annual Meeting through AANA Registration will be included in your AANA Annual Meeting Registration package.
Thanks to the Event Committee
Wilma Gillis, CRNA, BSN, APNP – Co-Vice Chair of Fundraising;  Bette Wildgust, CRNA, MS, MSN – Board of Trustees and Event Coordinator; Monica Masemer, RN, BSN – Board of Trustees student position; Amy Langan, Board of Trustees; Sandy Tunajek, CRNA, DNP – Board of Trustees, chair-elect; John “Jack” Hitchens, CRNA, BA – Board of Trustees chair; Luanne Irvin, MS – staff liaison.