April 2015 (Charlotte,NC)— Cancer for College will host it’s 5th annual Casino Night in the Carolinas on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at Ballantyne Country Club located at 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277. Since 2011, and including scholarships to be granted this year, this fundraising event has raised over $250,000 for Cancer for College and granted over 70 scholarships to cancer survivors from or attending college in the Carolinas.
“We are so proud to be able to help these young cancer survivors realize their dream of a college education,” said Cancer for College founder Craig Pollard. “Cancer is a terrible disease. It not only takes its toll on the family physically and emotionally, but financially as well. It’s inspiring to see so many people from the local community come together and support our cause.”
The evening will begin with registration and cocktails from 6:00pm until 7:00pm. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with some of the scholarship recipients and families Cancer for College has benefitted. Attendees will also hear incredible personal stories of survivorship and inspiration from current year Scholarship Recipients. They will also enjoy dinner, a silent auction, games and prizes. Sponsors of Casino Night in the Carolinas include SPX, Biologics, CBRE, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. It will be an evening of entertainment, hope, and inspiration to benefit cancer survivors in the Carolinas.
About Cancer for College
Cancer for College is a 501 © 3 charitable foundation that provides college scholarships to cancer survivors. Cancer for College was founded by two-time cancer survivor and double amputee Craig Pollard in 1993. Cancer for College has provided nearly 2 million in scholarships to over 1,000 cancer survivors. Cancer for College made recent headlines when celebrity spokesperson Will Ferrell took the field for 10 different baseball teams in partnership with Major League Baseball to create a HBO special raising money for Cancer for College. http://www.cancerforcollege.org
For more information on Cancer for College and Casino Night in the Carolinas, or for media requests, please contact: Amelia Old Tel. (704) 930-1992 Email: AmeliaLOld@gmail.com