Cancer does not care if you are rich or poor, young or old, male or female, or where you were born. It has directly or indirectly touched most of us and we all desire for a cure to be found. We invite you to join us at our Owatonna Eagles 56th Annual Cancer Auction where we will work together to raise money and awareness to help fund research to fight cancer.
ABOUT OUR EVENT
This is our 56th year holding the Cancer Auction. The two-day event features live auctions of new donated items, gift cards or certificates, gift baskets, event tickets, experiences, and merchandise. This year's auction will take place on Friday, February 2, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 3, 2018, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Its success continues to grow year-after-year because of your generosity. Whether you donate items to the auction, come down to bid on items, or come down for dinner and beverages, your support makes our fundraising efforts possible! With the generosity, support, and donations from our 2017 partners, we were able to raise more than $52,000 during the two-day auction.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY THAT IS RAISED GO??
The Owatonna Eagles belongs to the Eagles 5th District in Minnesota. Money raised at our auction is presented annually in January to the Eagles 5th District Cancer Telethon, which takes place in Rochester, Minnesota. Eagles Clubs in the 5th District have helped raise more than $1,000,000 for Cancer research in 2015, 2016, and 2017!
Did you know that all of our committee members are volunteers and the auctioneers donate their time and services? There are no salaries paid to anyone and 100% of the funds raised at our event remain in Minnesota and benefit three outstanding Cancer Research Institutions:
OUR NON-PROFIT STATUS
The Owatonna Eagles is a 501(c)(8) and its ein is 41-0463575.
The Eagles 5th District Cancer Telethon is a 501(c)(3) and its ein is 41-1419117.
We will happily provide a receipt for your tax-deductible donation and can arrange for pick-up if needed.
BY THE NUMBERS
The 2013 Cancer Auction raised $25,500.
The 2014 Cancer Auction raised $34,041.
The 2015 Cancer Auction raised over $36,000!
The 2016 Cancer Auction raised over $41,000!
The 2017 Cancer Auction raised over $52,000!
HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING EVENT?
If you have partnered with us in the past, we thank you! We hope you will consider joining us again this year and continue as one of our valued partners.
If you have not partnered with us previously, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to partner with us this year. We hope to break last year’s record and continue supporting research that moves us closer to a cure and saves lives!
HOW CAN I / WE DONATE?
If you wish to make a donation, please call the Eagles Club and leave your name and phone number. One of the Cancer Auction Committee Members will contact you to help coordinate your dropping off the donation or help arrange a pick up date.
Or, simply stop by the Eagles Club and drop off your donation with one of our bartenders who will be able to give you a receipt for your donation.
WHAT CAN WE DONATE?
We will gratefully accept your donation of money, new items, gift cards, gift certificates, gift baskets, baked goods, hand-made items, event tickets, experiences, and merchandise. You can make a donation in honor or in memory of someone if you wish.
If you wish to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to “Eagles Cancer Auction”. Monetary donations of $5 or more will be recognized at the club on our Cancer Auction money-line. Money-line recognition will consist of your name and/or the name of your company along with your contribution.
All donors will be recognized during our event.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED IN THIS GREAT EVENT?
Come and join us at the Cancer Auction Committee Meetings! Upcoming meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, January 2 at 6 p.m. at the Owatonna Eagles Club - card room
Saturday, January 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Owatonna Eagles Club to carpool to Waseca as a group to reach out to local businesses
Monday, January 8 at 6 p.m. at the Owatonna Eagles Club - card room
Monday, January 15 at 6 p.m. at the Owatonna Eagles Club - card room
Monday, January 22 at 6 p.m. at the Owatonna Eagles Club - card room
Monday, January 29 at 6 p.m. at the Owatonna Eagles Club - card room
We are always looking for volunteers to help us with securing donations, event planning and coordinating, and bringing new ideas to the Committee. Feel free to pop in to a meeting and learn more about how you can be a part of this incredible event!
56TH ANNUAL CANCER AUCTION T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FOR $15 (ANY SIZE) AT THE OWATONNA EAGLES CLUB.