For the third year in a row, Emerge Interactive has been a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Hope Ball. This year’s event was held on February 25th at Castaway. This year’s theme was 1940’s Hollywood Glamour with a fundraising goal of $300,000. All proceeds raised support the Society’s mission of funding cancer research, education and support programs.
Guests participated via silent auction, live auction and through the Special Appeal Paddle Raise, in which they made direct contributions to help send children with cancer to Camp Ukandu, a medically-supervised, week-long camp for children ages 8 – 17 who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or who are within two years of their last treatment.
Our contribution to the Ball is creating the event website, customized to match the theme of each year’s event. The site provided all necessary information for attendees and links to a portal for online donations.
Guests were greeted by cigarette girls handing out vintage-label gum and candy. Marilyn Monroe made her rounds and would take pictures with admirers for a $20 donation to the society. Jimmy Martin and his band rocked the night away with swinging tunes that reminded us of days passed and the hottest prize of the evening was a trip to Bali which raked in a cool 15K. We all had a great time and plan to contribute again next year.