A Night for the Cure!

A Night for the Cure is a grassroots fundraising event that benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Several employees at Woodloch Resort, with some guidance and support from Bob, Joan & Brad Kiesendahl created this event to make a difference in the battle against breast cancer.

The Event is held annually in the Heritage Nightclub at Woodloch in October.  The event is structured as a Tricky Tray with countless gift items that are donated by local individuals and businesses.  All are welcome to join or donate!  Individuals purchase tickets that they place in envelopes by the gifts they desire.  After all the tickets have been placed, the drum roll begins as the host of the night calls out the winners!

Throughout the evening hors d’oeuvres are served; wine tasting is available along with a full cash bar.  It is a night filled with a tremendous spirit & enthusiasm as we join together to fight cancer.

Our 2020 Night for the cure will be held Sunday, October 18th

2019 Re-Cap

Sunday, October 20th was the 12th Annual Night for the Cure!  The event raises $$ through a tricky-tray format with the proceeds benefiting Susan G Komen for the Cure NE Chapter.

The Night for the Cure was initiated by Selena McHugh who battled breast cancer valiantly.  Selena was a co-worker, friend & family member to many of us at WL.  Her spirit inspired her sister Dee to continue to organize and host the event over the years.

Donna Eisele has partnered with Dee to take a leadership role in organizing the event over the recent years.  They are surrounded by many others who volunteer & bring their energy, talents and gifts.  It is one our premiere fundraising events that displays the benevolent side of many of you on our WL Team.

Coming into this year’s event, the Night for the Cure has raised over $190,000 for breast cancer research and patient care!!  Our total will exceed $200,000 with the addition of this past Sunday’s contributions.

The night is a celebration of survivorship and advancement in treating breast cancer.  Volunteers work all day transforming the Night Club into a festive venue with lots of PINK spread throughout the room.  There is a photo booth, face painting, massages & of course, hundreds of gifs donated by YOU & our extremely generous local community!

Dolly Woody, the Executive Director of Susan G Komen of the Northeast, was with us & shared some promising statistics related to breast cancer.  She also expressed her sincere appreciation for the support of all who participate in the event.

There is always a powerful moment in the night when we recognize the survivors in the room.  They are asked to stand to be recognized as they receive a pink rose and balloons fall from the ceiling in the night club.

Joan Kiesendahl, the mother of Matt, Brad & I, was unable to attend this year.  She is a 12 year breast cancer survivor and has played an integral role in all of the Hope Cures events.  My mom is facing another tough battle against cancer.  Her attitude & spirit remain strong, hopeful and positive.  I read a message my mom asked me to pass on to the crowd Sunday night which was both emotional and motivational.  Please keep her in your thoughts & prayers….

I want to commend and thank all who volunteered and/or participated in this year’s event!  YOU are what makes it happen – TOGETHER, we are helping to make a difference in the fight against cancer!

 

BK