Friday, November 12, 2010

First Annual Ribbon Ball Brings Awareness to the Lowes

For some, awareness is wearing a colored plastic bracelet as a constant reminder. For others it’s running a race or walking a marathon. Individuals and organizations coordinate fundraisers for a cure while those who can afford it donate to a cause.

On Saturday, September 25, from 9pm - 12am, Fight For Cure is throwing its first annual Ribbon Ball in the Howe Room on the 33rd Floor of the Lowes Philadelphia. Fight For Cure, one of the largest cancer oriented non-profits in the Philadelphia area, founded in 2009, works specifically to raise funds and awareness for cancer research, education and patient care for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Hospital.

This year’s fashionably formal event will include a night of dining and dancing as well as a live and silent auction. Guests are welcome to bid on items like an authentic Swiss Army Watch, a Philadelphia Eagles desk chair, a Philadelphia Phillies pre-game table and an authentic Michael Jordan Jersey, which was donated by Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Company.

Mike Jerrick, host of FOX 29’s, “Good Day Philadelphia,” will be the MC for the evening, DJ Prince T, aka Seismic, will keep the dance floor full and Dr. Richard Pestell, head of The Kimmel Cancer Center, will be speaking as well. Fight For Cure also has a vintage photo booth and a menu of butlered hors d'oeuvres and serving stations in store for its guests.

Tickets for the ball are $75 each. All Ribbon Ball and Fight For Cure proceeds will be donated to the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Hospital to continue the fight against one of the deadliest diseases.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to the Fight For Cure website.

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