Dearborn Rotary Club to host ‘Million Dollar Murder’ mystery event

Proceeds to benefit Oakwood Hospital and Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign

 

DEARBORN – The Rotary Club of Dearborn will host an interactive “Million Dollar Murder” mystery dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight Feb. 21 at Andiamo’s, 21400 Michigan Ave., Dearborn.

 

Tickets are $75 if purchased by Feb. 10, and $80 afterward. Table purchases also are available. To purchase tickets, e-mail Amy Bazzy, event organizer, at ajbazzy@comcast.net or call Dearborn Rotary at (313) 278-7233.

 

“You don’t have to be an expert at solving mysteries to have fun. There will be something for everyone to enjoy including a ‘Dig for Gold’ opportunity and other surprises,” Bazzy said. “Singles and couples are all welcome, and you don’t have to be a Rotarian.”

 

Funds raised from the event will be used to benefit Oakwood Hospital’s new Care and Comfort Room for terminally ill patients and their families, and for the Rotary International Polio Plus eradication efforts.
Dearborn Rotarians have pledged $25,000 to help ensure the establishment of a room at Oakwood 
Hospital for the care and comfort of terminally ill patients. The special room is designed to provide the best possible experience for patients and their families to spend their final moments together in a peaceful and private setting.

 

Over the years, the Rotary Club of Dearborn has helped fund a number of local community projects as well as support international projects to help eradicate polio, provide clean drinking water and other relief efforts.

 

Eradicating polio worldwide has been Rotary’s top priority since 1985, with more than $1.2 billion contributed to the effort. With the support of local clubs, fundraising efforts continue.

 

In November 2007, Rotary International received a $100 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the global effort to eradicate polio, which Rotary committed to match by raising $100 million. More recently, the Gates Foundation awarded an additional $255 million to RI, bringing the total committed by Rotary and the Gates Foundation to $555 million. In response to the new $255 million Gates Foundation grant, Rotary will raise $100 million in matching funds.

 

“Even when times are tough, we want to extend our goodwill to help others.” Bazzy said.

 

About Rotary

 

Rotary is the world’s first service organization, which was founded by Paul P. Harris in 1905 in Chicago, Ill. The name Rotary is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices. Today, Rotary has evolved into an international service organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders in 31,000 clubs, in 166 countries.

 

The Dearborn Rotary Club is one of 50 clubs in Rotary District 6400 which includes Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties in Michigan and Essex County in Ontario. Dearborn Rotary meets weekly at Park Place in Dearborn. For additional information about the Dearborn Rotary Club, go to the Web site www.dearbornrotary.org or call (313) 278-7233.