Countdown to White Light White Night Begins
Jun 21, 2017 09:28AM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello
Photo via Walk With Sally
Thursday night's event, to be held on the Sky Level of Shade Hotel Redondo Beach starting at 6:00 p.m., will bring together local area community supporters as well as corporate sponsors to celebrate the fundraising kickoff and the release of general admission ticket sales to the public. The organization aims to raise $400,000 this year.
"We are excited to be in our eleventh year. The continued support of the community gives us the opportunity to provide our free support programs to children impacted by cancer,” said Walk With Sally's Founder, Nick Arquette. “If we reach our goal of raising $400,000 this year, it will allow us to expand our efforts beyond the South Bay and in to greater Los Angeles for 2018."
Thursday's kickoff party will feature live music, courtesy tastings from local area restaurants, craft cocktails provided by sponsorship partner, Tito’s handmade Vodka, plus surprises and special giveaways. Tickets are $25 and are available online.
This year's White Light White Night event, to be held on July 22 at the Top of the Plaza at Continental Park in El Segundo, will include "A Taste of LA" featuring 25 of the city's top-tier, chef-driven restaurants, a live musical guest - Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, a slient auction and special drawings, plus the support of corporate sponsors such as BMW, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Skechers and more. General admission tickets are $225; VIP tickets are $450.
Walk With Sally is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free mentoring support programs and services to children whose parents, guardians, or siblings have cancer or succumbed to cancer. Through local partnerships with various schools and organizations, the South Bay-based Walk With Sally has become the leading referral source for children and their families who have been impacted by cancer.
The organization (and the event) represent a tribute to Nick Arquette's mother Sally Arquette, a single parent of two boys who lost her battle with breast cancer. Sally believed in the healing spirit of the color white. In honor of her belief, the White Light White Night event aims to honor hope, healing, and all those who have battled cancer and the effects it leaves behind.