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5th Annual "A Purple Tie Affair"
Join us for A Purple Tie Affair on Saturday, January 20th from 7pm-midnight at the National Museum of Dance. This event is a mid-winter “Celebration of Life” dance party – complete with great food in a perfect venue; all to benefit the fight against cancer. This year we’re honoring Isabella Caruso (age 6) and Evan Fronk (age 7).
A Purple Tie Affair is a mid-winter “Celebration of Life” dance party – complete with great food in a perfect venue; all to benefit the fight against cancer. Under one roof you can dance to the music of The Accents, stroll through the Hallway of Hope honoring patients, or enjoy the latest exhibits offered by the National Museum of Dance.
Each year more than 300 attendees enjoy the purple “cabin fever” breakout event; proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation for pediatric cancer.
A Purple Tie Affair is an all-volunteer effort. The committee includes athletes involved in LLS’ Team in Training (TNT) sports endurance fundraising program. This is an endurance program where athletes raise money for LLS in exchange for coaching needed to complete half and full marathons, triathlons, and century rides. Participants, be it friends, family or co-workers, are inspired by their connection to someone who is battling cancer or to honor someone who lost their battle (contact us to learn more).
Janine Cammarata is another committee member and president of Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation, Inc., which is named after her son, Nick Cammarata. Nick passed away in 2008 at the age of 13, just months after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The mission of the Foundation is to support pediatric blood cancer patients as well as to serve the young adult blood cancer community.
This year we honor Isabella Caruso (age 6) and Evan Fronk (age 7), LLS’ “Girl and Boy of the Year”. Both have finished treatment for ALL.