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Prep: 2012 Cancer Ball is in Rumson

This year's event will have a 'Lost City of Atlantis' motif

It’s time for the annual Cancer Ball; and, the event will be held in this year at the waterfront estate of George and Lori Hall on North Ward Avenue.

The gala, which takes place on Saturday, June 9, will honor 45 years of success with the ball.

This year, the Cancer Ball will take attendees away to the mysterious “Lost City of Atlantis.”  Beginning at 6 p.m., 600 guests will be treated to an extraordinary production under an elaborate, decorated tent on the shore of the Shrewsbury River. 

The evening will feature both live and silent auctions during cocktails, followed by gourmet dining, a raffle drawing, and dancing to the sounds of live entertainment by The Zoo.

This year, the Cancer Ball will be honoring its history, which has made it an iconic event in both the local area and for the American Cancer Society nationally. 

For 45 years, in different forms and at varied venues, the Cancer Ball has been held with one purpose:  to raise funds to assist in eradicating cancer and to support those battling the disease until that goal can become a reality. On June 9, the ball hopes to honor that legacy and all who have contributed thereto.

Since 2000, the Cancer Ball has raised approximately $15 million for the fight against cancer.  Proceeds from the gala fund research grants and help support American Cancer Society programs and services for cancer patients and their families. 

In the past year, the Jersey Shore region of the Society has provided services to 3,417 of the newly-diagnosed cancer patients in Monmouth and Ocean counties. 

Patients and families can access help any time of the day or night by calling 1-800-227-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.

For tickets, underwriting or sponsorship opportunities to “The Lost City of Atlantis,” the 2012 Cancer Ball or information about other American Cancer Society programs, please contact Teddi Bubnowski, Director of Distinguished Events, at 732-758-8259, ext. 218, or log onto cancerball.org.

Christine Rego June 09, 2012 at 05:21 PM
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