Holiday Brunch & Poinsettia Ball

2020 Holiday Brunch
Unfortunately, the Holiday Brunch is postponed until 2021.

2020 Poinsettia “Un-Ball” Ball

The Burgess Foundation’s annual Poinsettia Ball event has been a long-standing tradition in our rural community of Onawa, IA. Each year, hundreds of supporters come for an evening of food, fun, and philanthropy. However, due to the unfortunate happenings with COVID-19, we decided to turn our annual Poinsettia Ball event from in-person and live to virtual, December 7-12, 2020. All bidding closes at 8 p.m. on December 12. And bonus -it’s completely FREE – no tickets required!

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Our goal this year is $100,000! Proceeds from this event will help purchase a new Omnicell® to replace the current unit in the Emergency Department and replace its operating system in the Surgery Department. The Omnicell® is an automated medication dispensing system that ensures patient safety by enabling healthcare providers to reduce medication errors. By using this system greatly improves staff productivity and reduces medication errors. Our current Omnicell® is outdated.

We hope to have your support this year, wherever you are!

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Funds Benefit

You can help ensure Burgess Health Center continues to provide quality care you can believe in by supporting Burgess Foundation. Through donations from people just like you, Burgess Foundation helps the hospital, clinics, and pharmacies purchase equipment and advance services that keep you and your family healthy.

Funds raised from the 2020 Poinsettia Ball and Holiday Brunch aided in purchasing lifesaving equipment for Burgess Health Center.