Some fun facts and numbers from our benefit 2011:
1188 mixed drinks
845 glasses of wine
219 soft drinks
40 – the median age
4 families who shared their beloved children
2 incredible oncology doctors
And one you.
You have helped us start a movement. A movement of parents, kids, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, and strangers – collectively working towards bringing awareness and funding to childhood cancer research.
Many of you have been the visionaries this year behind birthday parties, cocktail events, walk a thons, club programs, holiday parties, wedding favors, jewelry parties, march madness brackets, golf tournaments, garage sales, and more. Not to mention all the children this past month that we have featured (see our blog!). You have given your time and your money. All with the hope of pushing this work forward. And with each person, big or small who has stepped up to the plate and put themselves out there for our cause – our network has grown. Every effort and every dollar has been significant and important.
And it is because of your incredible participation and generosity that on Thursday we delivered a check for $900,000 to the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. That means in 2011 Ben Towne Foundation has contributed 1 million dollars to the Center for Childhood Cancer Research.
100% given to research. 100% given in hope.
So it is with deep deep gratitude that we say thank you.
**A picture gallery and highlight video of the event are forthcoming. So stay tuned…