Over 800 business executives and socialites aim to raise $600,000 on Dec. 3
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan aims to reach the $6 million mark in total annual Kidney Ball funds raised over the past 12 years on December 3, 2016 at Motor City Casino Hotel. More than 250 eclectic and unique auction items and hundreds of children’s toys, books and games will be featured in the live and silent auction events, as well as dinner, a brief program and live entertainment to highlight the night. This year’s event expects to raise $600,000 for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s many community programs and services to help the more than 900,000 people in Michigan with kidney disease.
Known as the “most fun black tie event in Detroit,” the goal of the live and silent auctions is to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s programs and services. Since 1955, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has led the fight against kidney disease, enhancing the lives of many Michigan residents through patient services, prevention programs, education programs, children’s programs and research for the more than one in nine people in Michigan with chronic kidney disease. Additionally, studies show that 70% of kidney disease is preventable.
The Saturday, December 3 evening event will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. followed by the program, with dancing and entertainment in Sound Board to end the evening.
The Kidney Ball will be held at MotorCity Casino Hotel where guests will experience live entertainment from the band Your Generation in Concert featuring Fifty Amp Fuse along with the exceptional MotorCity Casino Hotel cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Raymond Bertschy and his staff.
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan was ranked the number one charity in the category of diseases, disorders and disciplines in 2014 by Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity evaluator. This year, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan earned its ninth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The designation puts the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan in the top 1 percent of all charities in the United States. The 2016 Kidney Ball Chair is Patrick Rugiero, executive director of Roman Village Restaurant Group. The Honorary Co-Chairs of the Kidney Ball are Duane McLean, executive vice president of Business Operations for the Detroit Tigers; and Ed J. Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet & Commercial. The Kidney Ball is presented by General Motors Fleet and sponsored by Lear Corporation, Madison Heights Glass, Meijer, Hour Detroit, Adrian Steel, Detroit Auto Dealers Association, Detroit Medical Center, Greenfield Health Systems, Henry Ford Health System, First American Tile, GKN Driveline, LaFontaine Automotive, Mars Snackfood, McCann Worldgroup, Miller Coors, Morley, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Northwest Detroit Dialysis, and Print Tech Inc.
Tickets for the event are $250 per guest and can be purchased via the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s website http://www.nkfm.org/kidneyball, or by calling the NKFM at 800-482-1455.