Put on your cowboy hat and your faded blue jeans because its time for American Cancer Societys annual Cattle Barons Ball. Now in its 14th year, the Western-themed event is a fun and unique way to connect with Oklahomas colorful roots while raising money to help fight and cure cancer.
Every dollar raised at Oklahoma City Cattle Barons Ball helps fulfill the American Cancer Societys vision of a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer, said events manager Devyn Smith.
From research to education, prevention to diagnosis and from treatment to recovery, the American Cancer Society provides support to everyone impacted by cancer, Smith said. In fact, 500 lives are saved every day from the disease.
The Cattle Barons Ball typically attracts around 500 guests, Smith said. This years event is 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at The McGranahan Barn, 12310 Northwest Expressway, in Yukon. The gala is open to the public.
This year, we are offering a Taste of the Metro dinner featuring menu offerings from Oklahoma Citys favorite eateries like Fassler Hall, Pizzeria Gusto and Whiskey Cake, Smith said.
Roundin up entertainmentNo cattle barons ball would be complete without entertainment. Stillwater Red Dirt act Bo Phillips Band (Stoney LaRues brother) headlines and country duo The Rankin Twins also will perform. Along with music and dancing, patrons can participate in silent and live auctions.
The ball also features what Smith called midway games, including roulette, a mug slide and an annual favorite called Heads or Tails.
We [also] are recognizing the cancer survivors in attendance and will have a mission moment when we highlight the American Cancer Societys work in pediatric cancer, Smith added.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based nonprofit with more than 2 million volunteers throughout the country that advocates to eliminate cancer, save lives and reduce suffering. More than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Two-thirds survive at least five years, due in part to the nonprofits work.
The Cattle Barons Ball is a meaningful way for Oklahomans to collaborate and support our states ongoing mission to save lives and celebrate life each day, Smith said. This is always a fun-filled event.
Attire for the Cattle Barons Ball is Western flair, Smith said.
Through the expansion of groundbreaking health systems here in the metro, Oklahoma City has become a destination for critical cancer treatment, he said. This event has raised more than $1.4 million since it began.
Tickets for the Cattle Barons Ball start at $200 and can be purchased at cattlebaronsballokc.org.
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