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Lung Cancer Awareness Month Gala and Travel Raffle

I am excited about our organization’s upcoming Lung Cancer Awareness Month event. After nearly 10 years of operation, LiveLung is hosting its first ever Gala!

I know most folks are unable to travel to attend, but I want to share information about the gala in case you are in the area or would like to support the charity event by entering our travel raffle.

You’re invited to LiveLung’s first gala

The Inaugural LiveLung Gala will be held from 7pm to 10pm, Saturday, November 2, at the Morehead Inn, 1122 East Morehead St., Charlotte, NC. The historic Morehead Inn is a beautiful setting for such a special event. The theme of the gala is “A World of Hope.” Each of the beautiful main floor rooms will feature food and wine from a different country. We will have food and wine from France, Italy, Germany, and the United States.

It’s really going to be a special night. Just before the gala, we will host a special reception for our survivors/patients.

Thankful for our volunteer and corporate supporters

We are so grateful to our volunteer organizers who are involved in the Charlotte Lung Cancer Group. These folks took it upon themselves to undertake this huge initiative. Their goal was to raise enough money to cover the cost of our Charlotte programs for the year.

We are also very thankful to the corporations that are sponsoring the event, because, trust me, this type of event is not cheap!

Fundraising for the lung cancer community

At $125, tickets are pricey, at least by my standard. But I noticed tickets for another lung cancer gala are selling for $500 bucks, so this is a bargain. Plus, lung cancer patients/survivors may attend free of charge. (As long as they RSVP before we sell out of tickets!)

We will also have a silent auction and a wine pull during the gala. So, there will be a lot going on!

Funds raised during the event will support our network of Lung Cancer Meetings and our Hope Tote program. We have several monthly meetings in NC, SC, FL, MI, and VA. We will also be starting more meetings in 2020. The Hope Totes are gift bags that nurse navigators give to their lung cancer patients. We provide these gift bags to about 25 different cancer centers.

Enter the travel raffle!

If you are not able to attend the gala, you can still be a part of it by entering the travel raffle. Travel tickets cost $100 and we will only sell 100 tickets. The winner will select the prize of their choice from the following three options:

Napa Valley Vineyards

Scenic Sonoma and Napa Vineyards. On your drive between the resorts, experience some of the best wine tasting in Sonoma County, including the Russian River wine region. Daytrips include the charming California towns of Marin, Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, and Healdsburg.

  • 2-night stay at The Setting Inn, a beautiful property surrounded by vineyards
  • 2-night stay at Timber Cove Resort situated on a dramatic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Private tasting of The Setting Wines for 2
  • 4-course dinner for 2 at Timber Cove Resort’s Coast Kitchen Restaurant
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA

Vancouver Salmon Fishing

Vancouver salmon fishing, accessible year-round. No experience required! Friendly, experienced, and professional salmon fishing guides will ensure you have a wonderful time out on the water. They are passionate about fishing and providing clients with a fun, safe, and productive day.

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada chartered salmon fishing experience with a professional guide for 2
  • 3-night stay in a standard guest room at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or comparable
  • Daily breakfast for 2
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Caribbean Cruise

Caribbean Cruise for Two on Celebrity Cruise.

  • The winner chooses the length of the cruise from 4-7 nights.
  • Winner chooses embarkation port from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami or San Juan (Puerto Rico).
  • Trip includes an Ocean View stateroom.
  • Airfare not included.

Good luck!

If you are interested in entering a chance to win the LiveLung gala travel raffle, you can enter HERE. You can also learn more about the gala on LiveLung’s webiste.

I wish everyone could win, but only one lucky person will be the winner. Good luck to everyone! And thank you for supporting our nonprofit.

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  • Alisa moderator
    3 months ago

    Wishing you much success with your first (of many, I hope) Gala! Thanks for all your advocacy work! Fondly, Alisa

  • Dusty Donaldson moderator author
    3 months ago

    Thank you, Alisa! <3

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