People attend charity events to have a fun night out, contribute to a cause, and balance out bad karma from taking extra free samples at the grocery. Sample guilt-free eats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one ticket to Stomp Out Breast Cancer, hosted by the American Cancer Society at The Iron Horse Hotel (up to a $25 value). The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16.
Guests at the American Cancer Society's Stomp Out Breast Cancer soiree sip, snack, and mingle for a cause within the loft-style ambiance of The Iron Horse Hotel. Vendors proffer nibbles of locally crafted eats and pours, and Great Lakes Distillery nourishes the talents of budding liquor artisans and the ambitions of egocentric ice cubes with free mixology lessons. Guests can nurse their cocktail creations atop leather lounge chairs dotting the lobby of the hotel, converted from a century-old warehouse, as they ponder their odds in the evening's charitable raffle. Proceeds from a silent auction, facilitated by a fast-thinking psychic auctioneer, help fund the American Cancer Society’s efforts to research treatments for breast cancer and bring aid to those the disease has affected.
American Cancer Society Christmas Fantasy House
Traditionally, families gather around the Christmas tree to open presents––but at the American Cancer Society Christmas Fantasy House, individual traditions are magnified. The 2009 house, for example, featured not one but five Christmas trees, each draped in ribbons and white lights. Other years' open houses have featured a jolly Santa Claus, dining room chairs hung with pinecone wreaths, and flower-festooned light fixtures. Visitors not only peruse the Christmas-themed home for charity, they can also shop for sweets or enter holiday-themed raffles.
Proceeds from the event go to the American Cancer Society, a volunteer-based program that reaches 3,400 communities nationwide. The ACS supports research, education, advocacy for all types of cancer, and helps a large number of cancer patients, offering phone counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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