Our first annual gala benefiting pediatric cancer patients and the Strong Like AK House was a true success. This exciting event was held on May 21, 2022 at the Gastonia Conference Center. The evening included cocktails, dinner, silent auction, dueling pianos, and dancing. This year's theme, “There’s No Place Like Home,” centered around our mission to provide free housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Each year, thousands of pediatric cancer patients and their families travel from all over the world to Levine Children’s Hospital for life saving cancer treatments and clinical trials. The Strong Like AK House will allow families a safe, free, and private place to stay while their child is receiving cancer treatment or participating in clinical trials. There is a huge shortage of affordable housing options in and around Charlotte and parents are usually left making tough decisions on who can go and who has to stay behind. We believe keeping families together while children are fighting cancer is of utmost importance. Although, there is truly no place like home, we hope the Strong Like AK house will be a “home-away-from-home,” where the entire family can have some sense of normalcy while fighting this dreadful disease.
We are thrilled to announce this inaugural event raised over $100,000.00 in support of our mission at Strong Like AK. We would like to thank our presenting sponsor, Dilling Heating and Cooling along with our table sponsors:
IW Med Spa
Kenny & Lowry P.L.L.C.
The Ashe Family
The Siblings of Adam Kincaid, Andrew, Cambrie, and Channing
For more information on the Strong Like AK House and how you can help please click the link below.