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The Black & White Ball is one of the premier black-tie events in suburban Chicago with more than 400 attendees, including corporate sponsors, business and philanthropic leaders, and distinguished guests. The Black and White Ball helps save lives and allow for more birthdays facilitating wellness, finding cures, and fighting a disease that has taken too much from most people around the world.
The event has raised in excess of $350,000 per year. Members of the Scheck family and Scheck Industries dance the night away enjoying a wonderful dinner, guest speakers and an moving video about the Patient Navigation Services program which helps those diagnosed with cancer find support, wigs, rides to doctors visits and much more. Rick, as Co-chair of the Live Auction, has attracted and acquired unique items helping to raise funds. In the past The Live Auction items included Luxury trips to Turks & Caicos, Wente Vineyards, Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Residence, Auto Racing Experience, BMW Championship PGA event behind the scenes experience, Bears-Packers Rivalry suite passes, Mikimoto Hope Collection Necklace and the Chicago Sports Fan package. The party is testament the American Cancer Society which is working hard to save lives from cancer by helping people stay well, and empowering everybody to fight back.
For nearly a century, the American Cancer Society has fought for every birthday threatened by every Cancer in every community. By taking what we’ve learned through research and turning it into what we do, we have contributed to a 15 percent decrease in the overall cancer death rate between the early 1990s and 2005. The net impact is avoiding approximately 650,000 cancer deaths. Overall, 11 million cancer survivors in America will celebrate a birthday this year. Now that’s a reason to party!
Together, we are making a difference.