Wow – what an evening we had last night! Our first annual Karaoke for Kids event went without a hitch at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Over 400 people showed up to enjoy the live-band karaoke, desserts sponsored by Cookie Casa, drinks, and great appetizers from the SLS Hotel food staff.
Through tickets, sponsorships, raffles, donations, and auctions, we raised $110,000 which will nearly all go directly to fund relevant research into neuroblastoma – making a difference for children fighting today.
The Karaoke for Kids event will be held every year in Beverly Hills – this is the first of many! We are making a difference – and we thank all of you so much for your support. Ezra has such a large piece of our hearts, and we will not stop fighting in his name until we’ve seen neuroblastoma cured. His 800 days of life motivate so many of us – we do this because of Ezra.
We’d like to give our huge thanks to so many people. We’re so grateful to our sponsors – who include United Talent Agency, HBO, CBS, FX, CollegeHumor.com, and Ziffren Brittenham, LLP. Our amazing board members Marissa and Erica deserve more thanks than we could possibly give – we love them. Their husbands Matt and Brad are also amazing and deserve big thanks. A special thank you goes to Nick Offerman (you probably know him as Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Recreation – pic at the top of the post!) for donating his famous mustache to be auctioned off – and creating by hand a stunning wooden base which it is displayed on. Congrats to Philip Lord for winning that mustacheum at auction!
Thanks again for all of you guys’ help – we’re excited to keep raising awareness, funds, and finding a cure for neuroblastoma.
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