A Rockin’ Palm Beach Night At The Mar-a-Lago Club

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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American Cancer Society hosted their Annual Gala Rock Palm Beach on February 5 with the special musical guest, Grammy award-winner singer-songwriter Michael Bolton. The guests arrived to the The Mar-a-Lago Club’s ballroom for an evening filled with delicious food, exciting music, and a lot of action to help American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

The 2015 inaugural “Rock” event was created in memory of and as a tribute to Jon Stoll, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the very young age of 54.  The event kept with the music theme to support American Cancer Society’s persevering battle against the disease. Some of this year’s American Cancer society’s distinguished donors this year included: Honorary Chairman Patrick Park, gala Co-Chairmen Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin, Grand Patrons Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Davidson; Leading Benefactors, Eddy and Helaine Cantor, David Minkin Foundation, Edward L. and Ruth S. Hennessy, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tomsich; Benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Baxter, and many more.

Before the evening’s festivities kicked off, gala’s attendees were welcomed with a VIP Champagne Reception sponsored by Michael J. Dixon in the Club’s exquisite Gold and White ballroom. Afterwards in the main ballroom, guests were treated to a fabulous dinner at the tables with vintage record album centerpieces and electric guitars to add to the music theme of this year’s gala. The beautifully decorated ballroom also featured two VIP Lounges that provided a nightclub-like atmosphere close to the dance floor so that guests could dance along to Michael Bolton and other musical guests such as The Kinnected band, multitalented pianist Orson Whitfield, and singer Shelea Frazier, later joining Bolton for a duet.

During the musical intermissions, guests competed in organization’s live auction for the fantastic items like an all-inclusive get away to Casa de Campo, a one-week luxury villa vacation in St. Barts, tickets to the sold-out Adele concert in Miami, a Michael Bolton autographed guitar, and a Les Paul signed guitar commemorating 9/11 which created a bidding frenzy. It was a rocking night indeed, raising more than $400,000 for the cause.

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