The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network has found a formula that works for them: they held their successful Las Vegas night fundraiser, for the fifth straight year, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts Friday.
Well-dressed guests examined the paintings and silent-auction offerings with equal care, and bet big at the black jack, roulette, Texas hold ’em and craps tables (albeit with a designated amount of fun money). Guests could use their winnings to win prizes at the end of the night, however.
Guests also partook of the generous open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Highlights this year included a Himalayan salt-block station, which featured “cooked” bites of sushi-grade tuna, salmon and scallops.
Magician Danny Dubin was a new addition to the event. He worked the floor, entertaining guests with sleight of hand and other clever tricks. NBC4 meteorologist Amelia Segal emceed the event, her first time doing so.
MedStar NRH is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. All proceeds from this event went toward the network’s many programs helping those with disabilities, including brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke recovery.