$47K Raised at Annual Charity Event for Heartland Cancer Foundation
On February 9, at Wilderness Ridge, Heartland Cancer Foundation (www.HeartlandCancerFoundation.org) hosted their 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Casino Royale to benefit local cancer patients. The popular event was well-attended, with nearly 300 guests made up of local business leaders, physicians, and philanthropists. At the end of the evening, $47,000 was raised between the silent auction (which included items such as a trip to Rome to meet the Pope, a Goldendoodle puppy, and a Scott Frost autographed football), sponsors, and goodwill donations.
Highlights from the event included: live jazz music from the Darryl White Trio; multiple New Orleans-inspired food stations featuring bourbon meatballs, gourmet mac & cheese bar, coconut shrimp skewers, beignets, and muffaletta sliders; a bourbon tasting room with mystery bourbon “pull”; casino gaming; and a drawing with prizes donated from Schaefer’s. After the event, the Joie De Vivre after-party featured local cover band Thirty Minute Hangover, extended gaming, and the Chef’s dessert presentation of Flaming Cherries Jubilee.
For more information about Heartland Cancer Foundation’s 2019 Mardi Gras charity event, or to inquire about sponsorships, please contact Heidi Moyer at email@example.com or visit www.HeartlandCancerFoundation.org.