The 2014 Lemon Ball on Saturday, January 11 was an amazing evening – thank you to everyone who made the event a success!
Another sold out crowd of more than 900 guests contributed to helping ALSF raise close to $900,000 at the 8th Annual Lemon Ball, with more than $100,000 alone raised during the Fund a Cure portion of the night. This money will help to fund thousands of hours of pediatric cancer research looking for better treatments and cures for all children with cancer.
In addition to emotional and resounding remarks from Liz and Jay Scott, other highlights of the gala included:
- Poignant award presentations to honorees including Jocelyn Hillman (Alex Scott Crystal Cup), The Rissolo Family (Stand Hosts of the Year), The Taggart Family (Stand Hosts of the Year) and Dash Wallooppiallai and Family (Volunteers of the Year).
- Sweet and inspirational participation by a number of childhood cancer heroes who either presented awards, helped during the silent auction or gave “high fives” to bidders during Fund a Cure. These heroes provided guests with a personal glimpse of the impact and importance of their support of childhood cancer.
- As noted above, a rousing live auction combined with the funds raised from the Fund a Cure portion of the evening resulted in guests raising more than $160,000 in a matter of minutes.
- Cocktails, dessert and dancing to the sounds of Brandywine Valley Talent’s “Strangers” on a beautiful dance floor designed by Street Media allowed everyone to kick back and have fun!
A special thank you to our co-chairs Susie and John McCaughey, presenting sponsors Northwestern Mutual, Toys”R” Us and Volvo and all of our sponsors, board members, volunteers and staff.
Missed the gala? You can still contribute to the event by making a donation.