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St. Joe's Holiday Ball

  • 799 N Hewitt Rd Ypsilanti, MI (map)

In its 42 year history, donors to the St. Joe's Holiday Ball have contributed more than $21.5 million for programs and services that benefit our community. This year's event, Lights, Camera, Action! will benefit the hospital’s $10 million "Life is Remarkable" Campaign to transform cancer care for patients and their families at the Robert H. and Judy Dow Alexander Cancer Center.
2018 St. Joe's Holiday Ball Beneficiary:
• Inspired by St. Joe's patients, the Dow Alexander Cancer Center redesign is focused on pioneering research, innovative approaches to treatment and care, access, and most importantly, a remarkable patient experience. With patient volumes having tripled to 3,500 annually the need to focus in these areas is paramount. 
• Today, St. Joe's medical teams lead one of the nation's busiest robotic surgery programs and Michigan’s first CyberKnife® to treat inoperable tumors. 
• The project also includes a new research suite to serve the 5,000 patients being followed through St. Joe's research program – Southeast Michigan's only National Cancer Institute program. The research team is proud to be leading investigational treatments 3-4 years before others including immuno- and gene therapies. 
• The renewed Dow Alexander Cancer Center will also feature a new chemotherapy suite with private infusion bays, onsite pharmacy and laboratory, state-of-the-art education center and support care services such as financial navigators, social workers and nutritionists. 
• In addition, gifts to the Holiday Ball will provide ongoing support of the nurse navigator program, offering personalized care, coordinated appointments, education and health management. 

Event Leadership Include:
• Chair Ann Arbaugh 
• Vice Chair Madelyn McMurtrie 
• Philanthropy Co-Chairs Steve Arbaugh and Mohammad Salameh, MD, FACP, FHM
• Ticket Co-Chairs Rosa Lee and Lynn Stella 
Chair Ann Arbaugh and the Holiday Ball Committee are dedicated to creating a sophisticated evening inspired by the excitement of a Hollywood premiere - complete with red carpet, bright lights and movie stars!
The event goal is $1 million for the Cancer Center Endowment Fund to make a lasting difference in cancer care for our community. Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. By supporting the Holiday Ball you will help transform cancer care and make life remarkable for generations to come. Thank you for your consideration.
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For Sponsorship Opportunities contact:
Melissa Sheppard, Director of Special Events

For Ticket or Event inquiries contact:
Lynn Williams, Manager of Special Events

Later Event: December 2