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Rosen Plaza Hotel Raises Funds for American Cancer Society with a “Chair-ity for a Claus” Rocking Chair Silent Auction and Reception

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Custom Painted Rocking Chairs to be Displayed at Rosen Plaza and Auctioned to Highest Bidders During Special Month-Long Holiday Event

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Mary Deatrick, DPR

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ORLANDO (Oct. 3, 2014) — Rosen Plaza Hotel certainly will be rockin’ this holiday season, but not just with Christmas music… The Orlando hotel announced today this year’s “Chair-ity for a Claus” event, in which custom-painted rocking chairs, sponsored by local businesses and individuals, will be sold via silent auction to raise money for the Central Florida chapter of the American Cancer Society, in honor of cancer survivors.

Themes for the chairs are expected to vary widely. Approximately 35 chairs are expected to be included in the “Chair-ity for a Claus” event.

The silent auction opens Nov. 25, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving; with a kickoff reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the kickoff reception are $35 per person, which includes one signature drink, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The evening also includes performances by the “Chair-ity Carolers” and photo opportunities with Mrs. Claus. Story time and photo opportunities with Mrs. Claus also will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 from 12 to 2 p.m. and Dec. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The silent auction closes on Dec. 25 at 5.00 p.m., however, the rocking chairs will be on display in the Rosen Plaza lobby and public areas through Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Additionally for those that really want a particular chair, there will be a “Buy Now” option.Winners will be notified by Dec. 26.

Sponsorship packages are now available, ranging from $100 to $5,000. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, Central Florida chapter. Those who wish to decorate a chair for the event may sponsor at the Partner level or above. The Partner level sponsorship is $175 and includes a rocking chair to decorate; recognition on the sponsor wall; logo and sponsor signage displayed next to the chair; and two tickets to the kickoff reception on Nov. 25.

Platinum Presenting Sponsorships are available for $5,000 and include a rocking chair to decorate; company or individual name on the event invitations as a co-sponsor for the reception; a 6-foot sponsor table at the reception; recognition as a Platinum Presenting Sponsor at the reception and throughout the month-long silent auction; recognition on the sponsor wall; logo and sponsor signage displayed next to the decorated chair; recognition on the “Chair-ity for a Claus” Facebook page; eight tickets to the kickoff reception; and two tickets to the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Barons’ Ball, Feb. 7, 2015.

For more information or to purchase a sponsorship, contact Victoria Hall at or call (407)996-1713.

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. For more information, visit

Located on International Drive across the street from the Pointe Orlando outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex, the recently renovated 800-room Rosen Plaza provides its guests with resort-style luxury in a world-class vacation destination. Conveniently situated just minutes from Orlando’s world-famous theme parks, Universal Orlando®, Sea World® and Walt Disney World®, Rosen Plaza is only 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport.

Guests are invited to enjoy a variety of amenities such as the outdoor heated pool and whirlpool and the Fitness center with “Life Fitness” cardiovascular and exercise machines and a full-range of free weights. Shingle Creek Golf Club, recently named by Golf Digest as one of the “Four Star Best Places to Play,” is just minutes away and offers complimentary transportation and preferred tee times for hotel guests.

Four on-site restaurants include Jack’s Place with casual fine dining. Café Matisse offers buffets as well as full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The Lite Bite is open 24 hours a day and serves deli sandwiches, fresh pizza and snacks. For more information, visit or call 800-627-8258.