2015 Cattle Barons’ Ball to Benefit the American Cancer Society
What: A fabulous event celebrating 18 years in Tampa where cowboys and cowgirls come together for an evening of good old western fun! Grab your hat and dust off your boots, climb into your best western gear for the most enjoyable event this side of the Rio Grande! It promises to bring you a toe-tapping, knee-slapping, rip-roaring, kick up your heels good time!
Cattle Barons’ Ball Tampa is proud to announce that more than 80 cents on every dollar donated goes toward funding our American Cancer Society Mission. “It’s not about the party; it’s why we give the party.” The donations we receive through Cattle Barons’ make a significant impact in the war to fight cancer today and to one day develop a cure. And all of this is accomplished through donations from our community. Attendees include the top 10% of social, philanthropic, professional, business and community leaders.
When: Friday, February 6, 2015
Where: Tampa Bay Times Forum
Why: In 1913, the five year survival rate was one in nine.
In 1940, the survival rate grew to one in four.
In the 1960’s, the cancer survival rate was up to one in three.
Today, the cancer survival rate is 68% for all cancers.
The American Cancer Society donates more money to cancer research than any other private, not for profit, non-government funder of cancer research in the United States. American Cancer Society has funded 47 Nobel Prize winners. With your donation, we can fund the 48th.
Fully funded by your donations to the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society's Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge Tampa is a “home away from home” for cancer patients receiving treatments. This facility is designed to offer housing, counseling and referral services free of charge to any cancer patient who travels to the Tampa Bay area for treatment.
The American Cancer Society has made tremendous advancements in seeking new cures for childhood cancer. Today, a child’s chance of dying from cancer is 53% less than it was in 1975. The substantial progress in childhood cancer is largely attributable to improvements in treatment and the high proportion of pediatric patients participating in clinical trials. The Society is deeply committed to finding new answers that will benefit every child with cancer.
In addition to these services, The American Cancer Society provides patient services, transportation, support groups.
Mission The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
Contact: Cattle Barons’ office (813) 319-5904 or CBB.TPA@Cancer.org