The Casey Cares 23rd Annual Old Hollywood Gala was a glamourous night celebrating all of Casey Cares amazing programs and activities for critically ill children!
Beginning with a sparkling cocktail hour that included amazing food, drinks, a champagne wall, and live jazz music, guests immediately felt the glitz of Old Hollywood! They even got to take pictures with Marilyn Monroe and pose with lady whose red dress doubled as a red carpet!
The fun was emceed by the fantastic Weather Channel meteorologist and longtime Casey Cares supporter Lynette Charles and newcomer Linh Bui, an anchor at WJZ.
Guests bid on amazing live and silent auction items - destination trips to Ireland, Bruce Springsteen tickets, VIP tickets to a Washington Capitals game, a weekend on the town in Hollwood and more!
In addition, we showed a video highlighting one of our Casey Cares families. Maverick is 2 years old and diagnosed with Down Syndrome and a form of blood cancer. The video, created by a wonderful team at Early Light Media and sponsored by the Bostwick Family, illustrated the journey Maverick, his brother, Logan, and parents Brad and Maddie, have gone through and how much Casey Cares has supported all of them throughout his cancer treatment. You can watch the video here.
The night ended with happy guests showing off their dancing skills!
A massive thanks to the National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions, Arco Management Corp/MMS Group, Arfaa Law Group, CohnReznick, Firstrust Bank, The Bostwick Family, and Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek for your generous sponsorship!
Gold Sponsors: Carding Group, the DiMayo Family Foundation, EagleBank, Frost Law, Gragg Cardona Partners, the Henry A. Strohminger Family Foundation, MileOne, and Whiting-Turner
Silver Sponsors: Ellin & Tucker, Kramon & Graham, North Arundel Contracting, Paul Capodanno—The Capitol Wealth Management Group, Reno Cavanaugh, Sons of The American Legion, and The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai.
Bronze Sponsors: Arrow Parking, E4H Architecture, Goodman-Gable-Gould Adjusters International, Live! Casino & Hotel, and Ruppert Properties.
Thank you to our wonderful media and in-kind sponsors: Early Light Media, HeidnSeek Entertainment, Downtown Diane, WCBM Talk Radio, Bridge Tower Media - The Daily Record, CityPeek, Electric Events DC, Buck Distributing, Bonterra Vineyards, Triangle Sign Services, Atlantic Caterers, and Tom Reyes & Friends Jazz Band.
Casey Cares founder and executive director Casey Baynes, presented our annual Champion of Children Awards to MaryAnn Hanson from Feld Entertainment. As the recipient of our Champion of Children Award, Feld Entertainment has provided moments of respite through their live shows. For almost two decades, they have gifted tickets at 42 different venues to our families!
Casey Cares also wants to extends our thanks to Peter Watts from Five Arrows Photography for the incredible pictures of the gala. Check out the full photo album on Casey Cares Facebook page or see them here!
Thank you to everyone for your continued support for Casey Cares, our programs, and most of all, the over 1,200 kids and families we serve! If you could not make it to our Gala and want to make a donation, please do today!