The 2014 Cattle Barons’ Ball was held last Saturday at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. The event is the signature gala for the American Cancer Society in Central Florida, and was chaired by Bags Inc. Senior Vice President Gene Muhart.
More than 1000 cowboys and cowgirls donned their finest denim, boots with spurs, and ten-gallon hats to kick up their heels and enjoy a hootin’ and hollerin’ evening to raise money in the ongoing pursuit of a cure for cancer. Guests, sponsors, donors, and volunteers helped raise funds that make the ultimate difference in the lives of those who are coping with cancer.
Guests sampled culinary creations from local restaurants such as K Restaurant and Wine Bar, Café Tu Tu Tango, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, and B.B. King’s Restaurant & Blues Club. Central Florida resorts participated as well, including Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Rosen Plaza Hotel, and Rosen Shingle Creek.
Guests bid on more than 200 silent auction items and a live auction. Packages included two seven-night stays at five-star Six Senses Resorts in the Maldives and Oman. Another live auction package included round-trip airfare, hotel vouchers and VIP tickets to LIVE with Kelly & Michael!
The search for a cure for cancer is close to the heart of Event Chair Gene Muhart:
“My mother fought her battle with cancer for many years with great courage, strength, and faith. Unfortunately, she lost her battle when I was 18 and was unable to fulfill her dream of raising her children. I volunteer for the American Cancer Society in honor of my mother and to help put an end to the suffering that families go through when fighting this terrible disease.”
As the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for cancer research through the American Cancer Society, the Cattle Barons’ Ball is quickly becoming one of Central Florida’s most highly anticipated annual fundraising events. The evening’s festivities raised more than $425,000 that will go toward cancer research, patient support, prevention, education, detection, and treatment.
Bags Inc. is proud to support, through our charity efforts, organizations like the American Cancer Society. From searching for a cure to creating awareness to offering moral support, the ACS is making a difference in the lives of others every day.