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CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations Announces Silent Auction for ‘Evening of Hope’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 6, 2022) – The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations’ “Evening of Hope” virtual silent auction will go live on Thursday, June 9, at 6 p.m. with 180 individual items valued at more than $65,000, and close on Saturday, June 18, at 9:30 p.m. The auction is part of “Evening of Hope,” a fundraising event to benefit cancer patients and their families.

During the June 18 Evening of Hope, Kentuckians across the state will host dinner party fundraisers, a mission moment and inspiring stories of hope. The virtual silent auction plays a significant role in the event to raise funds for local cancer patients and their families. In 2021, the event raised more than $360,000.

“The hosts and those who participate in our silent auction help us make a significant difference in the lives of our cancer patients and their families,” said Leslie Smart, president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “Support for Evening of Hope will directly benefit patients being treated for cancer across all the CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities.”

Evening of Hope auction items include weeklong vacations in the South of France, Cabo San Lucas and St. Pete Beach in Florida, 2022-23 season tickets for Kentucky men’s basketball, a one-year membership to the Lexington Tennis Club, a tour at Lux Row Distillery, the Ultimate Maker’s Mark Experience donated by Maker's Mark, box seats for six at Keeneland’s 2022 Fall meet and a tour of Runnymeade Farm donated by Brutus Clay and Runnymeade Farm, wine baskets, specialty bourbon baskets, and a War Front halter owned by legendary stallion Danzig, a handmade VAHAN Jewelry sterling silver and 14-karat yellow gold bracelet set, and a 50-inch LG television, among others. To bid on silent auction items, scan the QR code or click this link to register.

Sponsors for Evening of Hope include CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group; Boone’s Butcher Shop; Heaven Hill Brands; Central Kentucky Radiology, PLLC; Allied Communications, Inc.; Community Trust Bank; Congleton-Hacker Company; Craig Loftis State Farm; Davis H. Elliot Co.; Dennison Tombras; Fifth Third Bank; Heritage Wine and Spirits; Hometown Bank; Ivey Mechanical, Co. LLC; Jackson Energy Cooperative; Kentucky Hospital Association; Lakes Funeral Home and Cremation Services; MD Update; NexCore Group; Provations Group; Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 452; Realm Construction; Saint Joseph Berea; Springfield State Bank; and University of the Cumberlands.

To bid on the silent auction, visit

For more information about Evening of Hope and ways to get involved, visit

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations

The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations support CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care. The foundations serving their individual communities are Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, the Saint Joseph London Foundation and the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation.


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Monday, June 06, 2022

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