It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for An Evening with Friends. This year Friend for Life Cancer Support Network’s annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Audubon Country Club in Louisville, KY. The special cocktail hour starts at 4:30pm and general admission attendees will begin being admitted at 5:30pm.
For those of you that have attended in the past, much of what you love about the event will still be there: a plethora of silent auction items, a lively live auction, Audubon Country Club’s famous fried chicken, and heart warming stories of the impact our volunteers have on others facing a similar cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Do we have any Food Network fans in our midst? If so, you’ve likely watched the show Chopped that features chefs given some unusual and sometimes downright bizarre ingredients that they must incorporate into their dishes in hopes of preparing the best selections for the judges to win the grand prize of $10k and bragging rights, of course. Louisville’s own Josh Moore was not only a competitor, but a winner of Chopped. We are fortunate to have him join us for a special cocktail hour beginning at 4:30.
Also this year we’ll be featuring 8 trips from our partners at AmFund. Have you always dreamed of going to Argentina, France, or Tuscany? If you attend Evening with Friends this year, you’ll have your chance if you’re the highest bidder. What’s even more amazing about these trips is that there are no blackout dates, airfare is included, and AmFund arranges the whole thing. What could be easier?
Live auction items include a week on the Island of Kauai at the Point at Poipu for up to six, wine tasting for 20 at Total Wine & More, a UL football tailgating package, 5 days/4 nights in New Orleans, dinner for 6 at Volare with Chef Josh Moore, and more!
Though there will certainly be plenty of fun to be had, we will also spend some time on the reason we’re gathering together: to support the work and mission of Friend for Life Cancer Support Network. Friend for Life’s mission is to help persons recently diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery by pairing them with a trained survivor of a similar experience so they can face cancer with someone who’s been there.
The event will be emceed by local news legend, Dawne Gee of WAVE3 News. There will be an awards ceremony highlighting a couple volunteers, local businesses, and organizations that have gone above and beyond in exemplifying Friend for Life’s mission. We will also hear from Friend for Life volunteers Masoud and Pam Mahdavi.
General admission tickets that include dinner are $75 and dinner + special cocktail hour with Chopped winner Josh Moore are $100. Make your reservations for An Evening with Friends here. We look forward to seeing you there on August 24, 2019!