“Ensuring Quality Emotional Support for Children with Cancer and their Families..”
2nd Annual Striving in the City Soiree to benefit Striving For More, Inc.
In the twinkling lights, you could hear the music and feel the excitement abound at Mirage Night Club in Raleigh, NC.
On April 14, 2012, over 150 Striving For More supporters gathered to enjoy an evening of food, drinks and fun, all for a worthy cause. Throughout the evening, Mirage staff replenished a tasty buffet of sushi, Italian food and decadent desserts.
Patrons took part in casino games and a silent auction with items ranging from fine jewelry to tickets to sporting events. After the gaming tables and silent auction wrapped, Ben Farrell of Custom Benefit Auctions entertained the crowd with an exciting and competitive live auction that even included a motorized cooler you can ride!
To capture the memories of the evening, a photobooth was provided by CC Photobooths of Raleigh.
After the final tally, Striving for More raised $23,000 to continue funding emotional and spiritual support programs at UNC and Duke Pediatric Oncology departments and within the community. These programs include: the Chemo Duck Program, Beads of Courage, Digital Art Therapy, Adolescent Support Groups, The Triangle Childhood Cancer Support Group, and many more.
Thank You to our Sponsors
A huge thank you to our Red Chip Sponsors: DS Device Solutions, BFS Industries, LLC, Lynnwood Grill, Clairemont Communications, Capstrat, Custom Benefit Auctions.
Our craps table was sponsored by Assistant Angel, LLC and Gower Power.
Casino gaming table sponsors were: Thacker Law Firm, Interenational Floor Coverings Durham, Community Focus of NC, Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub and Spencer Properties.
We appreciate our Best Buddy sponsors at Triangle Center for Behavioral Health.
We could have never succeeded without our In-Kind Sponsors: Copperlight Photographic Art and Classic Carolina Photo Booth.
We also want to thank the MANY VOLUNTEERS that make this Soiree happen, particularly the Striving For More Events Director, Catherine Shireman.
Thank you to everyone who generously donated their time, money and efforts. Because of you, Striving For More will be able to ensure quality emotional support for children with cancer and their families.
$500 Craps Table Sponsor
$250 Gaming Table Sponsors
$100 Best Buddy
There are many companies and individuals who have donated goods or services of $500 or more to the event and we are very grateful for their generosity.