tSOUTHFIELD—The American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball will take place Saturday, September 28 at the newly restored Cobo Center and welcomes back News/Talk 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith as the Master of Ceremonies. The western inspired event in Detroit will be uniting diamonds and denim with black tie and boots to fight the ongoing battle against cancer in Metro Detroit and beyond. The 11th annual event, presented by Chrysler, will take place at the newly restored Cobo Center and welcomes back News/Talk 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith as the Master of Ceremonies.
tLed by honorary chair Saad Chehab, president and CEO of the Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, the volunteer-driven event is supported by some of the nation’s most influential auto executives in addition to many of the area’s largest and most influential companies. The event has raised more than $10 million over the last decade, helping to fuel the society’s efforts to end cancer and support those currently facing the disease.
t"We want to support families torn by this disease in our community, and to encourage more support by others to sponsor cancer research, through its largest fundraising events, such as the Cattle Baron's Ball," said Chehab.
tThe Cattle Baron’s festivities included the Golf Round-Up on May 13, hosted by Ernst & Young, Dana and Toyota. In addition, the Cattle Baron’s Shoot Out, hosted by KPMG, will take place on September 13 at The Huntsman Hunt Club in Dryden. More information about the event, including evening entertainment and activities, will be shared in the coming months.
t“One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight against cancer,” said Jill Rafferty, director of distinguished events, American Cancer Society Inc. “We are so proud to work alongside Chrysler, and so many other dedicated companies from across the region who continue their support year after year to help us finish this fight. We are committed to putting ourselves out of business, but we know we can’t do it alone.”
tFor more information about Cattle Baron’s Ball and corporate sponsorship opportunities, call 248-663-3401 or visit www.cbbdetroit.com.