Designer Bag Event To Benefit Chautauqua Hospice

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care staff show off some of the designer handbags that will be available at the March 8 “Handbags for Hospice” event to be held at the Lakewood American Legion. Submitted photo

A night of fun, friends and designer handbags will benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care on March 8 at the American Legion, Lakewood Memorial Post 1286.

The evening’s focus will be BINGO games with prizes of designer handbags and wallets. Winners will be vying for purses from designers including Coach, Kate Spade, Deux Luxe, Michael Kors and more. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the first game starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $35 per person. Tables of eight people can be reserved through March 1 for a cost of $240. Each ticket includes 10 BINGO cards and a marker. Additional cards and wallet raffle tickets will be offered for $1 each. Light snacks will be provided, and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

“This is a great night out,” says BJ Buonaiuto, CHPC events coordinator. “Gather your girlfriends for an evening of camaraderie and fun to support for Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care.”

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care offices at 20 W. Fairmount Ave, Lakewood or the American Legion Post #1286, 174 Chautauqua Avenue, Lakewood. Tickets may also be purchased online at or by calling BJ Buonaiuto at 716-410-1802.

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call 338-0033.