With a vision to make an impact towards life-saving pediatric cancer research, CURE Childhood Cancer held its 12th annual luncheon, A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes, at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Of the 550 guests in attendance, 250 were mothers of children with cancer. These women were honored during the reception and pampered with massages and makeovers by makeup artists from Authentic Beauty. A silent auction featured sports memorabilia, Adele concert tickets and luxury vacations, while the raffle allowed guests to vie for a $1,000 American Express gift card, Yeti Coolers and more. In all, the event raised $455,000. Former 11Alive News Anchor Jill Becker and Chris Glavine, wife of MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Glavine, hosted the function and introduced four childhood-cancer survivors for an impactful discussion. The event concluded with a photo slideshow of the children whose mothers were in attendance and a performance of Rachel Platten’s “A Better Place” by Christian music artist Steve Fee. Each mother took home a bag filled with Saint Vintage jewelry, candles, earrings, a piano music CD and a wooden plaque engraved with the message “Choose Hope.” – Jordana Klein[nggallery id=53]
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