Pink Bandana Ball Set For Nov. 2

Friday, October 11, 2013

Chattanooga’s Stratton Hall will be transformed into a honkytonk for Emily’s Power for a Cure’s 2013 Pink Bandana Ball on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. 

The Pink Bandana Ball, now in its fifth year, will feature food from On the List catering and tunes from Chattanooga’s party band The Beaters, along with bull riding, gem mining, and a live and silent auction—all to benefit Emily’s Power for a Cure.

Sponsors for the 2013 Pink Bandana Ball include Erlanger Medical Center, Threads, Walden Security, Todd and Becca Levin, and Eagle Digital.

Emily’s Power for a Cure, a Chattanooga-based non-profit organization, is dedicated to raising funds and awareness about the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma while helping local families actively fighting this disease.

“The Pink Bandana Ball is one of our largest fundraisers of the year,” says Wendy Ransom, president and founder of Emily’s Power for a Cure. “This event allows us to raise awareness about neuroblastoma and increase the community’s financial support for this great charity, all while having a great time.”

Approximately 400 people are expected to attend The Pink Bandana Ball, which is sponsored in part by Erlanger Medical Center. Available live and silent auction items include gift certificates, handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind experiences, and art created by local children with neuroblastoma.

Since its inception in 2006, Emily’s Power for a Cure has provided $300,000 to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger for a pediatric-specific computed tomography scanner and suite and funded more than $300,000 in neuroblastoma research grants. An additional $75,000 in neuroblastoma research grants will be awarded in 2013. The Pink Bandana Ball, and other events hosted throughout the year, allow Emily’s Power for a Cure to reach its fundraising goals.

Tickets for the Pink Bandana Ball are available for $100 each, or tables can be purchased for $1,000 each.  To purchase tickets or learn more, visit www.emilyspowerforacure.com.

About Emily’s Power for a Cure:

Emily's Power for a Cure was established in 2006 by Wendy and Jonathon Ransom in memory of their three-year-old daughter, Emily, and her battle with neuroblastoma—a particularly aggressive pediatric cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. The Foundation is dedicated to raising funds and awareness to fight neuroblastoma while helping families of children who are actively undergoing treatment for this disease.

In 2008, Emily's Power for a Cure donated $300,000 to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital for the purchase of a pediatric CT scanner. Emily’s CT Ranch, which officially opened to patient use in March of 2011, greatly benefits the lives of children with cancer by making it easier to diagnose and treat many childhood illnesses. Additionally, Emily’s Power for a Cure has funded $300,000 for grants to fund research that will, hopefully, lead to long-term, event-free survival for children battling neuroblastoma.


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