RAC is happy to report that last night's 1st Annual Strikeout Childhood Cancer Night was a great success for everyone involved. Rock Against Cancer and the Durham Bulls were happy to host several families of childhood cancer survivors as well as families with kids currently in treatment. RAC was also pleased with the support from other childhood cancer organizations that set up info booths and helped volunteer at the game!
A huge thanks goes out to all the donating sponsors. The silent auction portion of the night is online at 32auctions.com. The auction name is RockAgainstCancer and the password is abc123. The fans at the game showed a lot of interest in the items and we look forward to using the funds to support RAC's programs.
From the opening ceremonies of the game to the closing concert, we are glad that we were able to educate the Triangle community about the effect pediatric cancer has on so many families. The Field of Dreams team looked great on the field with the players before the game. Gabe Titus, the reason for RAC, and Ashley Voss, the event chair, accepted the game ball on behalf of Rock Against Cancer. RAC enjoyed hosting some of the kids we serve in the picnic area of the ballpark and appreciates all the donated food and drinks provided for the kids in treatment and their families.
Although the Bulls lost, we are glad that so many fans stayed for the post-game fireworks. Volunteers set up luminaria on the field while a RAC video played, featuring a variety of people from the RAC family. When the lights came down, and the fireworks went up, the 300+ luminaria created a beautiful ribbon shaped scene on the field.
Again, we would like to extend our deepest thanks to The High and Mighties for headliining our post-game concert. About 150 people enjoyed live music, beer and dancing under "The Bull" at the ballpark. It was great to relax and unwind with good drinks and awesome music until midnight.
It's been a long ride in planning this event but hopefully next year, we'll be blogging about the 2nd Annual Strikeout Childhood Cancer Night. Major props go to Ashley Voss for planning the entire night. Graham Titus, Eric Fotheringham, Jean Young and Lisa White also deserve major thanks for their help and support the past few months. We couldn't have done it without Jon Bishop and the Durham Bulls, either.
Looking forward to next year!