Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold our 2021 annual gala at the Disneyland Hotel. We are excited to share we will be back in 2022. Stay tune for updates!
While so much has changed in our world right now, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that every day 46 more kids are diagnosed with cancer. These Courageous Kids and their families need encouragement to NEVER EVER GIVE UP now more than ever. We want to thank YOU, for your continued love, support and encouragement which allows these families to know they are not alone in their fight.
A GLANCE AT SOME SMILES FROM OUR 2019 NEGU GALA
NEGU Gala 2019 – A Celebration of Courageous Smiles is a memorable experience you won’t want to miss! An elegant evening when NEGU Nation comes together to honor compassionate individuals and dedicated companies who have decided to take Jessie’s NEGU challenge and help in extraordinary ways. Selected recipients receive a “Jessie Award” – a symbol that represents courage, commitment and compassion, the same three things Jessie modeled during her fight. Last year, the Jessie Award recipients were Nations Direct Mortgage – Compassionate Company, Jordan Palmer – Humanitarian, Melinda Heights Elementary School – Community Impact, and Jaime Serna – Caregiver of the Year. 46 Courageous Families in the midst of their cancer fight attended as Guests of Honor and each were presented with a Jessie Award for courage.
The evening includes an energetic, one-of-a-kind, live auction and is capped off with the Celebration of Courageous Smiles and evening of impact lighting up the dance floor. Attendees leave feeling inspired, knowing more kids fighting cancer and their families will know they are not alone in their fight. We hope you will join us as we celebrate and encourage more Courageous Smiles this year!
“Because of this one event each year, we get to send JoyJars to thousands of Courageous Kids fighting cancer around the world. Most importantly, this means we get to start a relationship with a child and a family, so we can provide them the needed long-term support and encouragement so they Never Ever Give Up!” – Erik Rees, Jessie’s Daddy
Gala is JOYFULLY POWERED BY
Saturday, March 14, 2020
5:30 PM – Reception
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Dinner, Awards, Live Auction & Dancing
We appreciate the generosity of businesses and individuals as we acquire exciting auction items, experiences, gift cards and once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Please fill out the form and connect with our auction coordinator Nora Grabar for more information or to arrange the delivery of your tax deductible in-kind donation.