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University of Illinois
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Urbana, IL 61802
February 13, 2012




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March 3 Doodle for Wildlife Supports Local Wildlife & Tomorrow's Veterinarians

URBANA--Celebrity hounds and nature lovers alike will want to attend this year's annual "Doodle for Wildlife" benefit on Saturday, March 3, from 6:30 to 9 pm at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1802 South First Street, Champaign, Ill.

The evening will feature both a silent and live auction, a gourmet dinner with a vegetarian option, face painting, and music from steel band, I Pan. Auction items include celebrity doodles, fabulous packages, and outstanding art.

The event supports the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that cares for nearly 1,500 sick or injured animals a year while training veterinary students and educating the public about local wildlife.

General admission is $85. A VIP pre-dinner reception will run from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. VIP guests will enjoy celebrating Wildlife for Life recipient Dr. LeRoy Neitzel, mingling with Brookfield Zoo veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Langan, and meeting our resident raptors and animals from Miller Park Zoo. Registration for the auction dinner and VIP pre-dinner reception is $125. Reservations can be made up through February 24.

All proceeds benefit the Wildlife Medical Clinic, a not-for-profit program of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

To reserve your place, view our auction gallery, or learn other details, visit: http://vetmed.illinois.edu/wmc.

Partial List of Celebrity Doodles
Margaret Atwood | Candice Bergen | Billy Bretherton | Gary Cole| Robert Duvall | Jessie Tyler Ferguson| Tippi Hedren| Billy Idol| Jay Leno| Bill Maher | Jason Mraz | Jack Nicklaus |Rob Reiner | Martin Sheen | Loretta Switt |