2018 Med-City Crab Crack

Madonna Living Community Foundation’s fourth annual Med-City Crab Crack was in full sight with approximately 200 guests. It was an extraordinary event highlighting the Resident Art Therapy Program.

At this year’s event, guests:

* Learned about the senior services and housing options at Madonna Living Community’s three campuses: Madonna Towers, Madonna Meadows and Madonna Summit of Byron.

* Familiarized themselves with Madonna Living Community’s services with our display of resident art therapy happening now and in the past, the moving video produced by Mike Schwinghammer outlining the impact Art Therapy provides all residents including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s; the virtual reality demo on someone with dementia.

* Celebrated the support provided through the past three Crab Cracks with large display boards showing what your donations have done throughout our campuses; 2015 Madonna Summit Chapel & Multi-Purpose Room Build-out & Furnishings; 2016 Madonna Towers Dining Room Remodel, 2017 Madonna Towers Rochester Room Remodel. This Year’s Crab Crack was supported by 29 sponsors, 12 live auction sponsors, and 78 silent auction and in-kind item sponsors which supported 21 silent auction baskets and 27 choice desserts for the very popular and infamous “Dessert Dash!”

* Enjoyed the entertainment provided by the Med-City Jazz Collective, emcee James Rabe, the ambience and food of Rochester International Event Center, and participated in the Dessert Dash fun.

* Experienced foodies “cracking crab”; live and silent auction options such as: seeing The Voice LIVE in New York accompanied with round-trip airfare, J-shaped diamond earrings, Minnesota Wild tickets, Minnesota Twins tickets, MN Gopher’s tickets for football and basketball, meat lovers half an angus beef, pizza making lessons and supplies, hotel room stays, massages, hair care, and even a start to your Christmas decorating.

* Highlighted the crowning of the Royal Crab Nicki Novotne, owner of Art on the Go; backed by other Royals Tim Macken and Tim Lawler.

* Generously supported Madonna Living Community and its mission of caring for those in need with their attendance, in-kind gifts and donations, providing a Gross Revenue > $125K for Resident Art Therapy Program funding, instructors, resources and supplies at all 3 campuses across all service areas. Gifts continue to be received for this special project.