425 silent auction items, bid online


CHESTERFIELD – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser in Virginia will take place at Keystone Acres. This Saturday, the 7th annual Richmond Cattle Baron’s Ball will be held in the equestrian arena, transformed into a western town.

Keith and Joy Jones, owners of Keystone Acres, know how important the American Cancer Society’s mission is to cancer survivors.

“I’m a two-time cancer survivor myself,” said Keith Jones. “We hope over a million will be raised to help fund lifesaving research that will save lives.”

At the 2022 Cattle Baron’s Ball hosted by the NBC12 Morning Crew, ticket holders will listen to live music, bid on items at silent and live auctions, strike poses at the photo station, play games and more. Attendees will enjoy gourmet cuisine and cocktails from Mosaic Catering and Events, and take to the dance floor as Nashville recording artist Jon Langston performs his energetic show.

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Richmond Cattle Baron’s Ball

This year’s event sold out quickly, however, the community can still get involved to help the American Cancer Society by participating in the online silent auction or making a donation.

An online auction with 425 packages to bid on is underway. The total estimated value of the items is $195,000. Bidding is open to all and bidders can bid on as many packages as they wish. The various packages range from electronics, home decor, art, vacations and more.

“It’s been so impressive to see how the community has supported this event and even though we’ve been sold out for two weeks, we’ve already had a tremendous response to the online auction,” said Danette Hodges, Development Manager of the American Cancer Society, said. “This is a unique event that people want to attend while supporting our mission to save lives.”

2021 Richmond Cattle Baron's Ball Silent Auction Items: Artwork created by children at Richmond Children's Hospital at VCU to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.  The American Cancer Society fundraising event was held at Keystone Acres in Chesterfield.

VCU Pediatric Art Project

A very special part of the silent auction is the VCU Pediatric Art Project. The children of Richmond Children’s Hospital at VCU have created amazing works of art that will help fund pediatric cancer research. Go to the “Children’s Art (VCU)” category to see all 50 creations.

Sign up today and start bidding to make sure you don’t miss out on your favorite packages. Bidders will receive updates throughout the night. The silent auction will end at 9:45 p.m. EST on Saturday, October 15.

Bermuda District Supervisor Jim Ingle and his wife Jennifer have fun in the photo booth at the American Cancer Society's 2021 Richmond Cattle Baron's Ball, held at Keystone Acres in Chesterfield.

American Cancer Society

The mission of the American Cancer Society is to free the world from cancer. Until they do, the nonprofit will continue to fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention so that everyone can live better and longer. For more information, visit cancer.org.

Cattle Baron’s Ball sponsors this year include Haley Automotive Group, Estes-Express, Fitzgerald Financial Group, George and Susan Poulos, Levco Management, Northwestern Mutual Virginia, Truist, MOC Mid-Atlantic, and dozens of table sponsors and people who purchased tickets to attend. the ball.

To bid on silent auction items, donate to save lives, or learn more about the Richmond Cattle Baron’s Ball, visit richmondcattlebaronsball.org.

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