Have a ball for a good cause
After a sell-out inaugural event in 2017, the LJ Hooker Cancer Society Ball is back for the second year.
Ball attendees will be transported to a winter wonderland at Mystery Creek Events Centre on Saturday, July 21, where they will be entertained by MC Jesse Mulligan, enjoy a three course meal, live and silent auctions, and dancing to live band The Pickups.
The major fundraiser will not only be a fabulous night of black-tie glamour and sophistication, but it will enable the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society to continue providing its much-needed services in the community.
Chief executive Shelley Campbell, who joined the Cancer Society in October, says the fundraising is vital.
“We need to raise $4.5 million every year just to maintain the level of support we currently provide.”
“Cancer affects not only the person diagnosed but also their loved ones – sons and daughters, parents, siblings, partners, friends, husbands and wives.
“This event is crucial for the one in three people in our community who are affected by cancer,” says Shelley.
“After the success of last year, we are looking forward to another fantastic night for the many people who support us and the work we do.”
The Cancer Society provides free supportive care services for people with all types of cancer, raises awareness through education programmes and funds vital cancer research.
Every person who purchases a ticket and/ or bids generously during on-the-night auctions will be helping to keep these services free for those who need them.
“We urge businesses and individuals to get behind this event and buy their tickets now,” says Shelley.
Generous support and some exciting auction bidding at the 2017 event raised $100,000.
This year, live auction items include two nights’ accommodation for two at the
iconic Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay. More auction items will be announced closer to the night. Tickets are available from eventfinda.co.nz.