Cheer For Children
“We’re telling people to get their tickets now for the Cheer for Children Ball,” says Sheila Ryan, CEO of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. “We generally sell out, and ticket sales are running ahead of schedule this year.”
The October 7 gala at The Foundry at Puritan Mill is the organization’s 21st gala and fundraiser. “The theme is Gatsby, so we expect to see a lot of flapper dresses and beads,” says Ryan.
The American Culinary Federation, Greater Atlanta Chapter will provide top chef sensations and libations. “We’ve booked a fantastic band, Papa-sol, which plays everything from the ‘50s to today’s music,” says Ryan. The silent and live auctions will feature a variety of destination vacations, dining experiences, spa packages and gifts. “People always have fun at our galas, and at the end of the day, we’re raising money for a great cause,” says Ryan. The goal is to raise $275,000.
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy champions the needs of sexually and physically abused children, providing intervention, therapy and training to adults who work with children to help prevent abuse. “We served more than 700 children in DeKalb and Fulton counties last year and have trained 100,000 people across Georgia,” says Ryan.