(RICHMOND, Vir.) - For the third year in a row a dozen of Richmond, Virginia’s finest jewelers banded together, under the leadership of Cheryl Fornash (Cheryl Fornash Jewelers), to give back to the Richmond community. Each of the participating jewelers donated a piece of jewelry with a retail value of $1,500 to the raffle conducted at the 2012 Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball. The donated jewelry raised $13,525 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“Organizing the Jewels for Children raffle has been a wonderful experience for me, said Fornash, who conceived the raffle in 2010. “Working with the Children’s Hospital Junior Board has been delightful, and the jewelers have once again been gracious and extremely generous.”
The participating jewelers include Cheryl Fornash Jewelers, Adolf Jewelers, Carreras Jewelers, Charles Schwarzschild Jewelers, Cowardin Jewelers, Dransfield Jewelers, Fink’s Jewelers, Jack Kreuter Jewelers, Peter Alexander Jewelers, Schwarzschild Jewelers, Vera’s Fine Jewelers and Victoria Charles Jewellery.
This was the first year the jewelers’ raffle benefitted the Children’s Hospital Foundation. In February 2012, the jewelers’ raffle raised $13,000 for Massey Cancer Center at their annual Women in Wellness event.