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The Chocolate Extravaganza

Friday, March 7, 2014, 6pm
Utah Valley Convention Center
220 West Center Street, Provo, Utah

6 p.m. - Guest Check-In and Chef Stations Open
 
  • Chef Stations begin serving
  • Silent Auction, Entertainment
 
 

7:30 p.m. - Gala Presentation
 
  • Guardian Angel Award Presentation
  • Live Auction
  • Performance
 
 
 
 

Proceeds Benefit Neonatal Intensive Care Services in Utah Valley

 
Each year, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center’s Newborn ICU serves more than 700 infants in need of critical medical services and the Pediatric Unit serves even more. This year’s Chocolate Extravaganza will raise much-needed funds for state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge new services, parent support programs and bereavement services; all of which will continue to serve our smallest patients and their families for years to come.

Live and Silent Auctions

 
Enjoy the opportunity to participate in Live and Silent Auctions featuring “Newborn Intensive Care and Pediatric wish list items, gourmet chocolate delights, travel packages, art and all kinds of wonderful goods and services.
 
Auctioneer: Kevin Gallagher

Guardian Angel Award and Family Spotlight

 
Reginald Peterson – 2014 Guardian Angel
Presentation of our 2014 Guardian Angel and a video spotlight of the wonderful services provided by our Newborn Intensive Care team.
 

Entertainment Guest: Crescent Super Band

Organized in 2001 under the direction of Caleb Chapman, the award-winning Crescent Super Band has frequently been hailed as one of the best young professional bands in the world. The band has been featured at many of the world's most prominent music festivals including venues in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, and France. The band also has a strong national presence with recent performances in Chicago, Boston, New York, Washing DC, Telluride, and Los Angeles. The crowning performance of their career was making their headline debut at Carnegie Hall in May of 2013.

Chocolate Extravaganza Legacy

Star Quayle organized the first Chocolate Extravaganza in 2004 to remember what would have been her daughter Anna’s first birthday. At 20 weeks, Anna Marie was diagnosed with anencephaly, an open neural tube defect that results in the deterioration of the brain. Star and her family enjoyed 11 unforgettable hours with Anna Marie. Star said she will never forget the time she was able to spend with her daughter nor will she forget the way she and her family were treated by the hospital, nurses and her doctor. Since that first celebration in 2004, the Chocolate Extravaganza has grown tremendously and is well on its way to becoming a Utah tradition.​