A GLANCE AT SMILES FROM LAST YEAR’S GALA
The 9thAnnual NEGU Gala – 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
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Plan now to attend and join in the celebrate of courageous smiles!
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.