Tickets on sale now for Wit You Against Childhood Cancer Fundraiser
Wit You Against Childhood Cancer is a new nonprofit founded in 2020 by eight Philadelphia-based friends who know firsthand what it’s like to confront and fight childhood cancer. They are partnering with local businesses across the Philadelphia community to host an incredible night of music, food and drink, and fun at the historic Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse on September 24 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This family-friendly event is timed to be a happy hour and weekend kick-off with entertainment by the talented, up-and-coming musicians from the Philadelphia School of Rock. The Rally will feature food and refreshments from FUDI Fast Food, Mix Bar and Grill, Stateside Vodka, Crime & Punishment Brewery, and Yards Brewing Company.
“Our goal for the Wit You Rally and Ride weekend is to celebrate and thank the community of friends, family, nonprofits, medical professionals, and others that inspire kids battling cancer and their families to keep fighting,” said Louis Esposito, Vice President, Wit You Against Childhood Cancer. Louis and his wife, Dana, Co-Chair of Wit You’s Purpose Committee, relied on this community when their son was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in 2018. They are grateful that he is now in remission.
Louis continued, “Starting a non-profit with friends during a global pandemic -- and to say that we did it with three healthy children at home -- is a testament to the power of the Philadelphia childhood cancer community and the amazing network around us. We want every family to feel the love, support and hope we felt.”
The Wit You Rally will be followed by the Wit You Ride on Saturday, September 25. The 50-person ride covers 100 scenic miles from Philadelphia to Lancaster. Proceeds from both events will go to Wit You’s burgeoning nutrition program, as well as Crush Childhood Cancer, another local nonprofit that’s provided emotional and financial support to families since 2014.
Additional support for the Wit You Rally and Ride is provided by The Common Wheel, Gentle Giant Moving, Hammer Nutrition, Hotel Monaco, UnTapped, and DiBruno Brothers.
Supporters are welcome to donate to Wit You Against Childhood Cancer via their website at WitYou.org.
Tickets are available at: https://www.givesignup.org/TicketEvent/WitYouRally
The Wit You Rally, a fundraising party, takes place from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse at 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA
Raffle prizes include: $250 gift card and gift baskets from Target; a two-night stay at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Hotel and Resort in Lake Placid, NY; a dinner and two-night stay at the Hotel Monaco in Old City Philadelphia; a membership to the Philadelphia Film Society, and so much more!
The Wit You Rally will follow and enforce all CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will update ticket holders and volunteers as we get closer to the event.
Wit You Against Childhood Cancer provides social, financial, and nutritional support to families battling childhood cancer in the Philadelphia area.
Kate McDevitt, Publicity Chair, Wit You Against Childhood Cancer