Here are a few details about the event. If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be in touch with more information.
Date: January 9, 2010
Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Bear Necessities’ office / 55 W. Wacker, Ste 1100, 60601 (corner of Wacker and Dearborn in the loop)
Projected patient participation: 15-20
About Bear Necessities: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc. is a national organization founded in 1992. President Kathleen A. Casey and her 8-year-old son, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, started Bear Necessities during a long, exhausting struggle to defeat this devastating disease. In 1993 after 5 ½ years, Bear lost his battle to this terrible disease, but his vision lives on in the organization that carries his name.
Bear Necessities’ mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.
About the Bear Tie Ball: On Saturday, February 20, 2010 nearly 700 people will gather in the Great Hall at Union Station for Bear Necessities’ 17th annual Bear Tie Ball. Our largest fundraiser of the year, the Bear Tie Ball has raised millions of dollars to further our mission. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras with Meaning, and the 2010 event promises to be a great success. Patient artwork will be auctioned off during our event, raising critical dollars for our research & support grants, as well as our Small Miracle program.
Basic Schedule (subject to change):
9:30 Breakfast, introductions, icebreaker
10:00 - 12:30 Art projects
12:30 Lunch, then finish up projects
1:30 Start clean up
Patients, students, and volunteers from our Auxiliary Board will work in our multi-purpose room. We hope to have access to the building’s janitor closet for easy clean-up. A reception for parents will be going on throughout the day in our front conference room.
Suggested Projects (need four stations for kids to rotate through):
Masks (event is Mardi Gras themed)
Painting (perhaps on 8x10 canvases)
Supplies: In the past, Columbia has provided all supplies for this event. As discussed, please let us know as soon as possible what you think your group will be able to provide and what we will need to secure. I am confident that we can pull everything together that week when your classmates return from break. But the sooner we know what supplies we need to get, the better our chances that we can get those donated. As I am sure you can appreciate, in this economy…every little donation counts!