Last year’s, first annual Cheers for CHOP event was one for the books as we were at max capacity in the Radisson’s Waterford Ballroom in King of Prussia, PA. So how were we going to top it this year? By nearly doubling in size and moving the event to the Valley Forge Casino Resort convention center floor! A blank canvas we were given to work with; 100,000 square feet of a designers dream to fill and make it the most epic evening a guest could ever imagine.
3 days of set-up and prep for a 5hr party may seem a bit neurotic- but it is always worth it in the end! With approximately 700 people in attendance, Cheers for CHOP raised $675,000 for Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy program- one of the first programs in the country to recognize the therapeutic value of play for hospitalized children. The Child Life program is dedicated to helping children of all ages and their families cope with illness, injury, treatment, hospitalization and the overall healthcare experience. It is the most comprehensive program of its kind in the nation, with more than 50 specially trained staff who use activities such as medical play and diagnosis education to meet the unique needs of children and families.
Salt-N-Pepa kicked off our evening with an amazing performance featuring their top hit song of “PUSH IT”, afterwards DJ Bizz hit the turntables and mixed some amazing tracks! The dance floor was packed as was the bar!
There was such an amazing vibe and willingness to give this year! The silent auction alone had some amazing and outside the box items: Hit the Gym with Flo-Rida, Need for Speed: 5 day test drive in a Ferrari and so much more!
One of our favorite aspects of the event was the custom metal furniture that we helped fabricate! With the help of Bobby Morganstein and his team, they turned Karen’s idea it into a reality! A Truss Bar was one of the focal points of the evening as you walked into the room and saw the silver Ferrari on display, next to the LED screen and interactive dance floor. Your eyes were certainly not bored! Everywhere you turned, there was something different to be seen.
The 3rd Annual Cheers for CHOP event date will be revealed in the next few months- if you didn’t attend this past year- you’ll not want to miss the next! Special Thanks to everyone especially the following: Bobby Morganstein, Valley Forge Casino Resort, DJ Bizz, Tap Snap, CHOP staff, Cheers for CHOP Committee for making this event a success.
Thank You Branded Productions for this amazing video of the night unfolding!