National Kidney Foundation of Michigan to Host 11th AnnualKidney Ball at MotorCity Casino Hotel
Known as Detroit’s “most fun black tie event” – Kidney Ball set for December 5
What: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is asking for support from the community on December 5, 2015 for the 11th annual Kidney Ball which raises money to help fight chronic kidney disease that effects more than 900,000 people in Michigan and the many more at risk. The annual Kidney Ball will once again host the crowd favorite Kids Auction Toy Room, featuring toys that are auctioned to support the many programs and services of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.
Why: Considered by many as the most fun black tie event in town, the goal of the live and silent auctions is to raise the needed funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s many nationally recognized community programs and services that can help prevent kidney disease. Studies show that 70% of kidney disease is preventable. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hopes to raise $550,000 at the 2015 Kidney Ball.
When: The Saturday, December 5 evening event will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. followed by the program, with dancing and entertainment in Sound Board to end the evening.
Where: The Kidney Ball will be held at MotorCity Casino Hotel where guests will experience live entertainment from the band Fifty Amp Fuse along with the exceptional MotorCity Casino Hotel food prepared by Executive Chef Scott Stromer and his staff.
How: Tickets for the event are $250 per guest and can be purchased by visiting the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s website http://www.nkfm.org/kidneyball, or by calling the NKFM at 800-482-1455.
Who: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan was ranked the number one charity in the category of diseases, disorders and disciplines in 2014 by Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity evaluator. This year, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan earned its eighth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The 2015 Honorary Co-Chairs of the Kidney Ball are Detroit Tigers Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, Duane McLean; and U.S. Vice President of GM Fleet & Commercial, Ed J. Peper. The Chair of the event is Patrick Rugiero, Executive Director of Roman Village Restaurant Group. The Kidney Ball is generously sponsored by General Motors Fleet, International Outdoor, Lear Corporation, Henry Ford Health System, Mars Chocolate, Meijer, and many more.