Come one, come all to Syracuse’s first ever Courage Ball. The event was created to help benefit the causes of Camp Good Days. Camp Good Days, located in Branchport, is celebrating their 40th year of providing programs across Western and Central New York for children and families impacted by cancer. “There are so many times when we don’t get to see the ripples we make in people’s lives.” says Kathy Reilly, the CNY regional directory for Camp Good Days. “There’s an immediate gratification knowing that you just sent a child to camp for a week.”
The camp isn’t just for kids though. It has helped adults and families through rough times. Board member DeAnna Germano lost her father after his fight with cancer and found Camp Good Days was a community she wished she had during the tough times. “Even [if you’re] not a kid, we’re able to impact adults, siblings, kids, parents…and be that community and be that support for each other,” says Germano. “And doing something with this Courage Ball allows to, hopefully, bring in more people like me. You find these people you can be with and connect with.”
The Courage Ball features guest speakers including former camper and former Syracuse basketball player, John Wallace.
There will be a cocktail hour, auctions and live entertainment. All proceeds from the event will go to Camp Good Days. Sponsorships for the event are still available.
The Courage Ball is Saturday, March 23rd from 6pm to 11pm at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Tickets are $150. For tickets and more information on Camp Good Days, visit CampGoodDays.org.