ALTON — Tickets are available for OSF Saint Anthony’s 56th annual Snow Ball Dinner Dance on Saturday, Nov. 21, in The Commons at Lewis & Clark Community College.
The black-tie optional event will be hosted by J. Thomas Long and Robin Long. Sponsored by OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation, this year’s event features entertainment by Galaxy.
Tickets are $100 per person with a complimentary cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner and a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit OSF Saint Anthony’s commitment to furthering cancer services. As the area’s leader in oncology care, OSF Saint Anthony’s Cancer Center of Excellence offers IMRT radiation therapy, chemotherapy, nutritional assessments, patient navigation and family support.
Tom Long has been an attorney, businessman and philanthropist serving the Riverbend for the past 36 years. He is a practicing attorney for Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard. Long currently serves as the chairman of the Community Planning and Economic Development Committee and the attorney for the village of Godfrey. In addition, he serves Madison County as a representative on the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council and is on the Liberty Bank Board of Directors. Long has served as president on the Board of Directors for Saint Anthony’s Foundation, Lewis & Clark Community College Foundation, Southwestern Illinois Employers Association and RiverBend Growth Association.
Robin Long serves as the chairman of the Village of Godfrey Planning and Zoning Commission and has worked for the village of Godfrey Planning and Zoning Commission for the past 17 years. She also serves on the Community Relations Committee for OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation and the Beverly Farm Living Options Board of Directors. An avid fundraiser, Robin directs the benevolence ministry at Vaughn Hill Church of Christ and provides support and assistance for various local charity organizations. The Longs reside in Godfrey with their daughter, Emma. Tom has two adult daughters: Margaret Kohl, of Godfrey, and Dr. Erin Mays, of Raleigh, N.C.
As part of this year’s event, select premium themed baskets will be offered by members of the Snow Ball Committee; committee members include Monica Bristow, Rebecca Biethman, Rene Butler, Sue Fitzgerald, Barb Hinson, Earline Hopkins, Jeana Hutchinson, Deb Kasten, Mary Jo Kratschmer, Patti Kratschmer, Robin Long, Erma Maloney, Lee McRaven, Liz Nelson, Arlene Osborne, Cherie Schmidt, Susie Sweetman, Diane Schuette and Betty Wuellner.
This year’s major sponsors include Acropolis; Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale P.C.; Helmkamp Construction; Hult Marketing; Kane Mechanical; Lewis Rice LLC; Mr. Ajay and Dr. Niru Pathak; Schumacher Group; Wegman Electric; Wells Fargo Advisors; Werts Welding; Clinical Radiologists S.C.; Sen. William Haine; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Howard; Intensivo LLC; Mr. and Mrs. Don Norton; Roberts Motors Inc.; The Pioneer Newspaper; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schuette; T&P Incentives; VOA; and WBGZ.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available; to make reservations for seating or sponsorship, call OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation at (618) 463-5168 or visit www.osfhealthcarefoundation.org/alton.