Written by The Athenian Print
The evening of Thursday, November 5 sparked something larger than just another annual Charity Ball at the Mount. This year, Student Government Association hosted Charity Ball at the Chalon campus to benefit MaxLove Project. With much success and support, all that was raised went to the grassroots nonprofit organization. Here is a compilation of content recapping the memorable evening.
Who they are: MaxLove Project is a diverse, volunteer-driven, grassroots team of parents, doctors, nurses, researchers, chefs, farmers, and community activists who are dedicated to helping childhood cancer families bead the odds. (via maxloveproject.org)
At the ball, students, faculty, and visitors dressed in elegant attire and were welcomed with a line of warm food. From BBQ chicken to vegetarian options, guests enjoyed their warm meal before the eventful evening fully commenced.
MSMU student played serene music on her violin to accompany the classic, elegant theme of the ball.
Co-founder of MaxLove Project, mother of Max, and L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honoree, Audra D. Wilford gave some insight on Max’s journey, words of wisdom, and gave the Mount a big thanks for their support. She shared, “What happens at the Mount is absolutely amazing and it ignites a fire in the community…so thank you all.”
To help the charity, Mount clubs and organization donated baskets to auction off at the ball. Items like Lush products, movie tickets, school supplies, Twinkie-themed products, and toys were found in a variety of baskets. All proceeds were donated to MaxLove Project.
Among the many baskets, Max and other younger kids found the one that carried the toys. They playfully signed up and bid on the basket. To everyone’s surprise, they won.
The Mount invited everyone back inside the Campus Center to give Max and Audra some special gifts. Max received a Dr. Seus story in which MSMU students signed. Student Melanie Sava beautifully serenaded Rachel Platten’s Fight Song.
The night was one to remember. If you missed out, don’t worry. You can contribute to the MaxLove Project here and learn much more about super heroes like Max.