2016 Metro Area Youth Foundation Fundraiser Gala a Huge Success

The 2016 Metro Area Youth Foundation (MAYF) (summerbashforccc.orgfundraising gala was held at the Ramada Inn Plaza.  The event, the Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer, had over 400 people in attendance.  They were entertained with music, auctions and a program featuring Honorary Charis, Dr. Lee and Marie Simmons Child Ambassador Alex Lopez and his mother Becky.  The event culminated MAYF’s fundraising effort which generated over $160,000.

The 2017 fundraising event will be held on August 12th at the Embassy Suites La Vista Conference Center. The event will again feature a night of entertainment, socializing and auctions including the dessert auction which generated $14,000 in the 2016 event.  The 2017 Honorary Chairs and Child Ambassador will be announced in December.  Ticket price will remain the same, $100 to attend.

Metro Area Youth Foundation primary focus is to provide financial assistance to families with a child fighting cancer.  MAYF is a 501 (c) 3 foundation comprised of Optimist Clubs and their members in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. The 2016 fundraising event was MAYF’s 10th annual gala.

For more information please visit summerbashforccc.org or contact Sue Penner at (402) 510-4083 or by email at suepenner2014@gmail.com.

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