By Robyn A. Friedman
City & Shore Magazine
After 15 years – during which it served 4,500 individuals and raised $3 million to provide emergency financial assistance to families fighting childhood cancer – the Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation is celebrating its anniversary by hosting a “Gold Party” June 1. Gold was chosen as the theme because is symbolizes childhood cancer.
The event will include an open bar, specialty food stations, interactive entertainment, a silent auction, raffle, dancing and a surprise appearance. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit local children fighting cancer.
“We are very excited to be hosting this milestone event, not only to celebrate what we have accomplished over the last 15 years, but to raise money for local families in need of lifeline support,” says Sandra Muvdi, president and chief operating officer of the Foundation.
Muvdi says her goal is to raise $175,000, which will provide emergency financial assistance to cover basic needs of families facing a medical crisis, such as food, housing, medical expenses and utilities. “The hope, compassion, love and financial relief we provide allows families to better focus on their child’s survival and prevents them from spiraling down,” she says.
The Gold Party takes place 7-11 p.m. at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Attire is “gold chic.” General admission is $100 in advance, or $125 at the door if the event does not sell out. VIP tickets are $200, or $250 at the door. For information, call 954-712-6322 or visit jjccf.org.