Loma Linda University Children's Hospital - Foundation Gala 2006 - Auction Items

Plan ahead for these extraordinary live auction items...

A Day with "Dr. Venom"
The star of the popular Animal Planet TV series Venom ER, Sean P. Bush, MD, FACEP, will spend a day teaching you and your guests all about snakes, and you get to choose the setting! Whether it's an afternoon picnic, a field trip to the snake farm, or a child's party in your home, slithering serpents will be the topic of discussion. Donated by Dr. Bush

Keeper of the Inn
Take in the charm of the Mission Inn with a one-night stay in the exclusive "Keeper of the Inn" Suite, the same room enjoyed by Governor Schwarzenegger and former presidents. Step into the past with a guided tour of this historic landmark hotel and enjoy dinner for two at one of Riverside's finest restaurants, Duane's. Then wake to a delicious Mission Inn brunch accompanied by a 50-minute massage for two at Kelly's Spa. Donated by Mission Inn

Under the Tuscan Sun
Italy beckons... Podere Maraviglia, or a "marvelous farm," in beautiful Tuscany awaits you and three guests. This week-long stay will take you away to a private 400-year-old rustic villa, recently renovated and featured in Architectural Digest magazine. With fruit orchards, olive groves, and terraced gardens as your backdrop, the villa features an infinity swimming pool and lies on seven acres of panoramic Italian countryside. Though secluded, a mere 20-minute walk takes you into the heart of the enchanting hill town of Monte San Savino filled with specialty shops and excellent trattorias. Donated by Joyce Dittemore

Back by popular demand! Turn your family's name into a Loma Linda legend by naming a street. Will it be Bailey Blvd.? Chinnock Trail? It's yours to decide. Donated by the City of Loma Linda

Sky Patrol Adventure
Experience the world from a different perspective--a police officer's! Through this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter adventure, you and a guest will join members of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Aviation Unit for an aerial patrol orientation tour. Your mission: See it to believe it. Donated by Riverside County Sheriff's Department

Golfers' Getaway
Rejuvenate yourself. Enjoy a peaceful weekend in a beautiful 6,000-square-foot home at the esteemed Lake Arrowhead Country Club. You won't have to travel far to escape all signs of the ordinary. And if relaxing in this picturesque haven weren't enough, how about some time on the green? This retreat also offers a golf threesome. Donated by friends of LLU Children's Hospital