Charity Ball to Benefit Cancer Center
November 4, 2013
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By: Josh Sharrow
This year's 56th Annual Charity Ball will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City Riverfront, downtown Bay City, on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Proceeds from this year's Ball will be used toward the cancer center.
The theme of this year' Charity Ball is "Remember the Night." New this year will be the presentation of the 2013 Orlen J. Johnson, MD "Excellence in Health Care Awards" for Community Volunteer of the Year and McLaren Bay Region Employee of the Year. Dr. Johnson and his wife, Dorothy, were significant benefactors to McLaren Bay Medical Foundation. Naming these awards after him recognizes their ongoing gift.
The evening will begin with an open bar from 6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Dinner is at 7:15 p.m. and the Ball Begins at 8:45 p.m. A Silent Auction for various gift baskets will also be held from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., as well as a 50/50 drawing.
Charity Ball tickets are available for purchase at McLaren Bay Region's Gift Shop and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Ball and dinner ticket prices are:
Patron Couple - Open Bar, Dinner and Ball $250
Patron Couple - Open Bar and Ball $200
Couple - Open Bar, Dinner and Ball $200
Couple - Open Bar and Ball $150
Single - Open Bar, Dinner and Ball $100
Single - Open Bar and Ball $75
The evening's music is provided by The Nightline Band. Discounted room rates of $89 + tax are also available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel for the event by calling (989) 891-6000.
Various levels of sponsorships are also available. Sponsorship packages range from $500, $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, and $5,000. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsorship may contact Cynthia Phares at 989-797-9040.
Sharrow is the Sales Manager, columnist, writer, coffee maker for O.J. Advertising and an on-air personality for 98 KCQ.
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