Chasing Away Childhood Cancer

Early Ticket Deal Begins Nov. 13 for Chase After a Cure’s Annual Gala; Enter to Win Tickets and Prizes in #GalaGiveaway


Release your inner child at the ninth annual Chase After a Cure Gala on Feb. 4, 2017. With the theme of “A Kid at Heart,” this year’s event will appeal to the kid in everyone with youth-inspired food, entertainment and auction packages.

The annual event raises money for Chase After a Cure’s work funding innovative research and promising clinical trials that have the potential to immediately impact the lives of pediatric cancer patients. Since its founding, Chase After a Cure has awarded more than half a million dollars to pediatric cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.

Purchase tickets to the Gala for a special rate of $90 between from Nov. 13-19 by visiting our site. Beginning on Nov. 20th, tickets will be $125 each. The Gala begins at 7 p.m. at the Charleston Gaillard Center.

CAAC will be offering a sophisticated selection of hor d’oeuvres and entrees with a kid-inspired twist. Returning to the Gala as the featured entertainment is Quiana Parler and Friends. A former “American Idol” contestant, Parler performed with stars like Clay Aiken, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and more before returning to her hometown of Charleston. CAAC’s DJ will keep the party going with favorite dance music. Guests also will have the chance to bid on silent and live auction items.

In advance of the ticket sale launch, enter the #GalaGiveaway, hosted in partnership with Charleston events blog The contest runs Nov. 1-12 and one lucky winner will get two Gala tickets plus a prize package valued at more than $1,000 and guaranteed to cover anyone’s holiday shopping list.

Simply share the contest link on personal social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn) using the hashtag #GalaGiveaway. One winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Prize package includes:
• PlayStation 4 500GB Console Bundle with Call of Duty Black Ops III ($300 value)
• $200 Amazon gift card
• American Girl, Girl of the Year winner Lea doll & book, Lea’s accessories, and doll hairbrush ($160 value)
• $100 Target gift card
• Family games ($40 value)
• Two tickets to the ninth annual Chase After a Cure Gala ($250 value)

“As our largest annual fundraiser, this event is so critical in supporting the work of pediatric oncologists and researchers,” said Adam White, executive director of Chase After Cure. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy our kid-inspired Gala while also taking a moment to think about what it would be like to be a child facing a cancer diagnosis. By supporting our work, Gala attendees are helping those children and families get through their darkest times.”