Denim & Diamonds

Newman Regional Health Cancels 2021 Denim & Diamonds Event

(Emporia, KS) — Newman Regional Health announces cancellation of their 12th Annual Denim & Diamonds fundraising event scheduled for Friday, August 6, 2021 at Emporia State University’s Webb Lecture Hall. 

According to McKenzie Cinelli, Director of Business Development, the decision to cancel this year’s event is heartbreaking and disappointing but necessary.  “As a healthcare system, we recognize and acknowledge the recent increase in COVID-19 cases resulting in community spread and hospitalizations.  After much thought and consideration from our administrative team, we knew the wise thing to do was to err on the side of caution,” she said.  “The health and safety of our community is, and will continue to be, of utmost importance so we need to take the adequate steps to ensure that.”

The annual fundraiser is Newman Regional Health’s largest public event of the year traditionally bringing in over 400 attendees and raising approximately $100,000 with a dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and other featured activities and events. 

Supporters are highly encouraged to still participate in the online silent auction which opened for bidding on July 30 and is scheduled to close on Friday, August 6, at 8:00pm.  Bidders will be notified of items they won and will be contacted the following week for pickup.  To register for the silent auction, or donate to this year’s campaign, visit 2021dd.givesmart.com. 

“We had hoped that the end of summer would have been the end of this pandemic, but the reality is that we are experiencing an uptick in COVID positive cases within the community and hospital.  The recent increased risk to our community has caused us to reconsider an event of this size,” said Bob Wright, CEO.  “We recognize that Denim & Diamonds is an important community event for the hospital and many people have worked hard to make this year’s event the best yet.  Our thanks go to each of you, and please know that we wish things were different.”

Over the next few days, tickets will be refunded with the option to still donate to the fundraising campaign.  Sponsors can expect to receive direct communication from a Newman Regional Health representative.  To view a complete list of 2021 Denim & Diamonds sponsors, visit https://www.newmanrh.org/dd/.

Funds from this year’s Denim & Diamonds are designated to the development of a simulated apartment suite within the Inpatient Rehabilitation unit.  The suite will allow patients to practice their independent living skills in a controlled environment prior to discharging home.  With this addition, staff will be better able to determine challenges that patients may still have while simultaneously building confidence in the patient prior to discharge. 

For more information, please call Michelle Margeson, Events Coordinator, at (620) 341-7781.

2021 Fund Designation

Proceeds from this year’s Denim & Diamonds are designated to the development of a simulated apartment suite within our Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation unit.  The suite will allow patients to practice their independent living skills in a controlled environment prior to discharging home.  With this addition, staff will be better able to determine challenges the patients may still have while simultaneously building confidence in the patient prior to discharge. 

Due to the advances in the care of stroke patients, those who previously may have been destined to reside in a nursing facility are getting another chance at going home and the added suite will provide many patients the opportunity to realize that chance.

Silent Auction

AUGUST 6, 2021
Bidding is now open.

Text 2021dd to 76278 and you will be prompted through the steps to make a donation.

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GOLD SPONSORS

  • ACI 340B Management
  • Bukaty Companies
  • Camso Manufacturing
  • Capitol Federal Foundation
  • Chester Press, Inc.
  • Clark Carpet & Tile Co
  • Emporia State Federal Credit Union
  • KVOE/Emporia’s Radio Station
  • Midland Care
  • Midwest Transplant Network
  • Navrat’s Inc
  • Norfolk Iron & Metal
  • PrairieLand Partners
  • Richard Porter

BRONZE SPONSORS

  • All-Star Rental
  • Bob and Shelly Wright
  • Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home
  • Charlie’s Place
  • Coffelt Sign Company
  • Community National Bank & Trust
  • Credit Union of Emporia
  • Crosswinds Counseling and Wellness
  • Dr. Alana and Bryan Longwell
  • Dr. Dominic and Diane Hurley
  • Dr. J. Andrew and Annette Legako
  • Dr. W. Brock and Mary Kretsinger
  • Drs. Ryan and Anna LaSota
  • Emporia Presbyterian Manor
  • Emporia Recreation Center
  • Flint Hills Technical College
  • Gerald Schumann Electric, INC
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Holiday Resort
  • John North Ford Nissan
  • Kansas Security
  • KansasLand Bank
  • Lyon County State Bank
  • Malone Dental
  • Mark and Angie Schrieber
  • Mark and Jennifer Austenfeld, MDs
  • Matt and Dr. Jennifer Esau
  • McDonald’s on 6th Avenue
  • Modern Air Conditioning, INC
  • Nex-Tech Wireless
  • Peterson Laboratory Services
  • Robbie and Don Hill
  • Roberts Blue Barnett LLC
  • Sauder Custom Fabrication, INC
  • Scott and Rhonda Gordon
  • Theel Insurance (Dailey Jensen)
  • ValuNet Fiber
  • Wendling Noe Nelson & Johnson, LLC

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Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
620-343-6800
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801