Give hope to children with DMD at A Night to Shine
blog by Morgan Culhane • October 17, 2013 @ 8:59am
Help give hope to children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) by attending A Night to Shine, the Suneel’s Light Foundation’s charity gala, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Hotel at the Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo.
This gala is the foundation’s annual fundraiser; funds raised at this event will be donated to research for a cure for DMD and to raise awareness about the effects of the disease. DMD is the most lethal genetic childhood disease known today and characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.
“A Night to Shine was created because we wanted boys with DMD to shine and to make people aware of the struggles and challenges they face every day,” said Ken Manning, Suneel’s Light vice president.
After three years of holding the event at the Hauptman Woodward Life Science Building, the Foundation chose to move the event to Hotel at the Lafayette. The foundation enjoyed holding the event at the previous location, but the event got so big they needed a larger facility to comfortably fit the guests.
The event will also give attendees a chance to mingle with 25 local celebrity stars from the science, media, political, sports and entertainment industries. Live music will be provided by a local rock band, High Horse, cocktails and raffles including packages from the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, local restaurants, shops and companies.
There will be a chance to meet favorite radio and television personalities as well as other local celebrities.
To name a few, the stars will include Mayor Byron Brown, Jerry Sullivan from The Buffalo News (and “The Bucky & Sully Show” fame!), Lauren Hall from WIVB’s Winging It! Buffalo Style, Matt Chandler from Buffalo Business First, former Buffalo Sabres players and a Buffalo Jill.
Pre-sale tickets are $75 each or $135 a couple, and $80 or $140 at the door.
For more information about the event, to purchase tickets or to donate, visit Suneel’s Light Foundation’s website or call 716.504.5761.