About 250 guests gathered at Cancer Support Community Arizona, on Saturday, April 21, to celebrate the re-launch of the 15th Annual Porch Party, which raised nearly $100,000. This 110-year-old historic campus, which provides free year-round emotional support to anyone impacted by cancer, brought back this powerful event after an 18-month hiatus, with brand new energy and enthusiasm to raise funds and provide hope for cancer patients and their loved ones.
Guests celebrated throughout the night and enjoyed an elegant evening under the stars and a canopy of bistro nights, in the shadow of the notable green Ina Levine House, that is iconic to Cancer Support Community Arizona and Porch Party. Catering was provided by North Restaurant and Fat Freddy’s Catering, with High Roller ticket guests enjoying a private VIP tequila bar. Porch Party guests also danced and placed their bets on one of the 20 blackjack, craps and roulette tables, and took their winnings to the Hope Raffle area where they had the chance to win trips to Mexico, a private dinner to 6 Degrees Urban Kitchen, one-a-kind art by Giai Tat, a ride along with one of the Valley’s finest police officers, and so much more.
For 15 years Porch Party has helped to advance the powerful mission of Cancer Support Community Arizona, to ensure that all people impacted with cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All contributions raised before and during Porch Party support the estimated 3,000 individuals Cancer Support Community Arizona is expecting to serve in 2018, and efforts to expand emotional support services to Flagstaff/Coconino County and throughout Maricopa County.
Sponsors included, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, Mayo Clinic, Arizona Central Credit Union, Plexus, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, and AZ Big Media, all joined in to support Porch Party.