Raleigh, NC – Oct. 9, 2012 - Mark your calendars for Friday, November 9, 2012, 7pm, Kerr Scott Building at the NC Fairgrounds. Presented by the Red Sword Guild, the Raleigh Roundup gala won the 2011 Metro/Bravo award in the fundraiser category. The cowboy casual affair provides top-notch entertainment and food and is designed to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, education, patient advocacy and service. All proceeds directly benefit the American Cancer Society. Music from the band Right On is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Wear your cowboy boots, best denim and help “Give cancer the boot!”
Event co-chair Jennifer Roberson says, “The Raleigh Roundup is incredibly popular because attendees give back while enjoying delicious food from area chefs, live music from fabulous performers, casino-style gambling, auctions and mechanical bull riding. More importantly, since its inception, the Raleigh Roundup has raised more than $3 million for the American Cancer Society helping to improve the lives of cancer survivors and their families.” The event runs from 7pm to midnight but come early because the evening kicks off with Chefs for a Cure, an epicurean experience featuring signature savories by some of North Carolina’s most talented chefs. You’ll never have more fun raising money for such an important cause! Tickets are available for purchase on-line at RaleighRoundup.
2012 Guild President Jacquelyn King says, “This year we are very excited that Duke Raleigh Radiation Oncologist, Carol Hahn M.D., is serving as our first honorary chair for the Raleigh Roundup. ” Dr. Hahn holds a board certification from American Academy of Radiology-Radiation Oncology.
About The Red Sword Guild
The Red Sword Guild’s primary purpose is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and to further its goals in the South Atlantic Division. For 2012, the Guild’s fundraising target is to earn more than $250,000 through their annual Raleigh Roundup to directly benefit ACS. Co-chaired this year by Mary Martha Elis, Jennifer Roberson and Heather Warren, the Red Sword Guild is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary of volunteer service and fundraising, and includes more than 100 volunteers who work year-round to achieve its goals in assisting ACS.
About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.