The Oklahoma American Cancer Society hosts the 16th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball at 6 p.m., Saturday, September 15 at the Historic Farmer’s Public Market, 311 S Klein Ave. in Oklahoma City.
The evening’s festivities include: dinner, drinks, games, dancing to bluegrass and western swing music from Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road, and both a luxury live and silent auction. Single tickets are $250; table sponsorships are available for an eight-top at $2,000 and 10-top at $2,500.
Rachel Stratton, Development Manager of Distinguished Events for the American Cancer Society, says the Society asks central Oklahoma businesses to join other community leaders and executives in sponsoring a table in honor of a cancer warrior who works at or is close to their organization.
“Cancer is the second leading cause of death in our state, with 49 Oklahomans diagnosed every day. Nearly everyone knows someone directly affected by the disease, so let’s use this opportunity to lift them up and raise money to help find a cure,” said Stratton. “During the event, a special ceremony will be held to recognize all honorees.”
The Society funds research for a cure and also serves as a primary support resource for cancer patients. This includes operating a 24-hour hotline (1-800-227-2345), rides to and from treatment in the Road to Recovery program, as well as free or reduced-cost lodging, and help managing appearance-related side effects of treatment.
This year’s Cattle Baron’s Ball speaker, Talia Lane, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2004. She has been in remission for 14 years. Lane credits the Society with helping her beat cancer and for giving her a platform to empower others battling the disease.
“The American Cancer Society has been the biggest support and volunteer group for me since finishing my treatment. The whole experience has allowed me to help raise money for the Society and bond with other cancer survivors. It is so great knowing that current and future cancer patients will have so much help and support through the Society,” said Lane.
To sponsor a table or purchase individual tickets, visit: cattlebaronsballokc.org or email: [email protected] Also, between now and September 14, when you make a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society online, you will be entered in a drawing to win an OKC Staycation valued at $500. The winning donor will be drawn at the event, and announced on the Cattle Baron’s Ball Twitter and Facebook pages on Monday, September 17.