A longtime fundraiser to benefit local children is about to get underway for yet another year.
It’s the 22nd year for the Caring Angel Basket Auction put together by the Butler Health System Foundation.
“The Caring Angel program goes to support charitable medical care for children under the age of 18 that come through the emergency room at the Butler Hospital who don’t have the resources to pay,” Butler Health System Foundation Director Kris Bowser said.
“It also goes to support family services at Butler Health System, and they offer many programs for families,” Bowser said.
The elaborate baskets will be on display this Tuesday through next Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Nixon/Sarver Education Center inside the Butler Hospital Tower, including on weekends. Tickets are $5 for 10, and $10 for 25. A 50/50 raffle is also on sale. Winners will be notified Dec. 18.
According to Bowser, there is a basket for every interest, including a Yeti basket that has accessories for camping out. There’s also a smoker, kayaks, a Southwest gift card, and much more.
Butler Radio’s country music station- WBUT 1050AM- will broadcast live inside Butler Memorial Hospital on Friday morning talking about the basket auction and the programs it supports.
To date, over $2 million has been raised to support the program.