Tonight marks the 9th annual Rock for a Cure event benefiting the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project. The event is hosted by the Communication Studies Society and will be held at the Reel Cafe, located in downtown Wilmington. The event is to help raise awareness and funds for the Pink Ribbon Project.
There will be performances from The Schoolboys and UNC-Wilmington senior, Lake Gibson. The auction will contain sports memorabilia, concert tickets, jewelry and other items. Aside from the auction, a raffle will also be held, with prizes such as an iPad mini 3, more concert tickets, gift cards and more. Thanks to the contributions provided by the sponsors and donors, Rock for a Cure is able to provide great prizes that have raised over $33,000 since its inception.
Rock for a Cure is successful by appealing to not only college students, but also the Wilmington community. The event is only $5 to attend, which makes it one of the most affordable philanthropic events in the area. This allows community members to contribute more towards the auction and raffle, which is a prime generator of the funds. However, the low entrance cost makes the event appealing for students because they can be a part of the event and help the cause.
The fun kicks off a 6 p.m. tonight. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give back and have a great time. If you can’t make it, what other ways are you giving back to your community?
– Nick, Melanie, Mary & Patrick
I think Rock did a great job being inclusive of students in terms of price and the feel of the environment was perfect for bringing students, professors, and community members together. With Breast Cancer awareness month, there are so many ways to give back and attending events like this makes a big difference especially if you’re bringing friends along and volunteering your time to keep the events cheaper and the funds raised high.
This was such a great event! I attended it myself and I must say, I was really impressed. First off I didn’t know what to expect from the Schoolboys (ha) but they were really great! (Sorry for the off-hand compliment). Second, the time put into the event really stood out to me. The photo area was a great way to get people involved with each other and meet people they might not have otherwise. Not to mention the drink prices weren’t bad (for those that were 21). Lastly, the slide show of different COM students, and professors being able to express who Rock for a Cure was for in their eyes, was really touching. Overall I would say that the event was a success!
Last Friday was my first time attending this event, it was so much fun! I really enjoyed being able to mingle with other COM majors and see our professors perform! Such a great opportunity to support a good cause and meet new people.