Dear Spring Fever guests, sponsors, partners, donors, and supporters,
Like all of you, we have been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. Over the last few days, we’ve watched things change rapidly and listened to infectious disease experts, the CDC, the WHO, and our city and state leaders. We are and will always be committed to the safety, health and well-being of the CURE community and the community at large over all else.
In light of the situation, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel Spring Fever, scheduled for March 27th. It is a painful decision, knowing that our incredibly dedicated Young Professional Leadership Council has literally poured multiple months into making this event – which has been sold out for weeks – a huge success. Additionally, the upending of Spring Fever and other spring events will have serious consequences for the vulnerable children and families and researchers who would normally benefit from the funds we hoped to raise.
We hope you will seriously consider allowing the funds you have contributed to be used to benefit CURE’s children, families and research community. Given that you will not receive a “benefit” (i.e. food, drinks, entertainment, etc.), your financial contributions in the form of sponsorships and tickets are now 100% tax deductible. We will be generating new tax receipts to reflect your contribution. However, if you would like a refund, Mandy Fingerhut will take care of this for you. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we plan to proceed with our silent auction virtually and hope you will participate. We sincerely need the help and support of our community now more than ever. Please be on the lookout for an email with a link to the virtual silent auction. We’ve got some incredible items this year!
We are grateful for your understanding and continued support. Our hearts are with all who will be negatively impacted by this very difficult situation.
With sincere gratitude,