Flashes of Hope Big Shots and Little Stars
Quicken Loans Arena transformed into Motown on Wednesday, November 11th, as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Flashes of Hope welcomed 1,000 guests for the 2015 “Big Shots and Little Stars” fundraiser. The annual event benefits Flashes of Hope and The Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Guests, including Cavs coaches and front office staff, walked into the Motor City on the main concourse of The Q, complete with its own version of Hitsville U.S.A. Solid-gold hits played overhead as guests enjoyed food and drinks, checked out fantastic auction items, and even rubbed shoulders with Wine and Gold “classics” – Legends like Austin Carr and Campy Russell.
Allison Clarke, founder of Flashes of Hope, and Dan Gilbert, majority owner of the Cavaliers, kicked off the official show, which also featured Cavs in-arena hosts, Ahmaad and Nicole. After a touching video, it was time for the highlight of the night: the runway show.
The entire Cavaliers roster was joined by several Cleveland Gladiators players and 20 other “big shots” – Cleveland area business leaders – in escorting their “little stars” – pediatric cancer survivors – down the runway. There was twirling and posing galore, all to the beat of popular Motown songs like “Sugar Pie Honeybunch” and “Stop in the Name of Love.”
How sweet it is to be able to spend such a wonderful night for a wonderful cause!
About Flashes of Hope:
Flashes of Hope raises funds to accelerate a cure for children’s cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer. Founded in Cleveland, Flashes of Hope has provided free portrait packages to over 47,000 children across the country and raised millions of dollars for critically needed research. For more information: http://flashesofhope.org/
About Children’s Tumor Foundation:
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF), the term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis. For more information: http://www.ctf.org/.