April 30, 2021, Submitted by Maddie's Promise
Maddie’s Promise, a non-profit volunteer organization funding pediatric cancer research, will hold an online gala benefit on Friday, May 21, 7:00-8:00 p.m. “An Evening of Promise” virtual gala is free to attend and anyone from anywhere can register at www.maddiespromise.org/annual-gala. Two VIP opportunities are available with a donation of $100, which includes a “100 for a cure” Maddie’s Promise hat by No Wake, or a donation of $500+ for the Mixology Basket (limited to first 50 donations) including signature craft cocktail kit for two, a pre-gala mixology session, cheese and charcuterie box, and special floral arrangement.
Maddie’s Promise is named in honor of Maddie McCoy, an energetic 11-year-old girl from Hingham who passed away in 2019 of Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. “She was a bright, loving, active child who played soccer, competed in gymnastics and was just busy living her life surrounded by friends,” says Ann McCoy, Maddie’s mother. “When she passed away in May 2019, it was her friends and their parents who rallied to our support and were really the force behind creation of Maddie’s Promise. Pediatric cancer research is woefully underfunded, and gets only about four percent of public research funds dedicated to it annually. “An Evening of Promise” is a fun way to raise the money we need to push forward creative research so that children who never had the chance to know Maddie might still feel the impact of her life and love.”
Hosted by Hingham broadcast journalist Ally Donnelly, “An Evening of Promise” includes performances by the band “Back Nine” and Comedian Johnny Pizzi, a research update from Dr. Charles Keller of Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, and personal stories of inspiration. In addition, there will be raffles for a generous Derby Street basket, a local craft beer basket and many others, as well as a silent auction for a weekend getaway on Cape Cod, a round of golf at Black Rock Country Club and more.
All funds raised go to Maddie’s Promise to promote pediatric cancer research and life-saving treatment for children. For more information on Maddie’s Promise and “An Evening of Promise” on May 21 go to www.maddiespromise.org.