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CancerFree KIDS Celebration of Champions on September 30 at MegaCorp Pavilion at Ovation. / Image: CancerFree KIDS

Want to support childhood cancer research? Don't miss this concert at Ovation

Are you looking for your next fun night out? Enjoy a night of music while supporting childhood cancer research when you attend the CancerFree KIDS Celebration of Champions on Sept. 30 at MegaCorp Pavilion at Ovation.

The Celebration of Champions, presented by altafiber and CBTS, is back in person. This year the evening features a concert to celebrate CancerFree KIDS' 20th anniversary! The concert begins at 8 p.m., but doors open at 7 p.m.

CancerFree KIDS exists to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might otherwise go unfunded. Because childhood cancer research is critically underfunded, this often leaves treatment options limited and unsafe for kids. CancerFree KIDS invests in innovative childhood cancer research in its early stages to find gentler and more effective treatments for childhood cancer.

"We're very excited about it," said Jill Brinck, Executive Director of CancerFree KIDS. "This is the first time we’re doing this event in person after two years of virtual celebrations. It's called the Celebration of Champions, and that's exactly what it is. It's a celebration of all of our kiddos who are currently in their battle, those who are in survivorship, and of course recognizing those who went through the battle but a cure didn't come soon enough."

Here’s what to know about attending this year’s can’t-miss event:

1. Enjoy an incredible concert featuring local talent.

Concert tickets for adults will be $20, children 12 and under are free. VIP concert tickets will be $75 and include an open bar. Hosted at one of the region’s newest venues, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, the concert features the Rockers 4 Research All Star Band. Talent includes Keith Adams, Jeff Aubrey, J.B. Buse, Camille Cummins, Andrew DeWitt, Al Early, Chris Foley, Leigh Fox, Courtney Gedney, Andy Held, Trevor Jordan, George Joseph, Richard Joseph, Lori Luttmer, Davon Miller, Mike Schlotman, Tim Schiegel, Greg Snyder, Steve Tebreau, Allen Zaring, and Mark Zaring.

2. Can’t attend in person? Support cancer research when you browse, bid, and buy through the online auction.

If you can’t attend the concert in person, you can still support the Celebration of Champions event through the online auction. One Grand Raffle Winner will be randomly selected at the conclusion of the Celebration of Champions After Party on Sept. 30. Winner will choose one of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences! (Winner has 2 years to redeem prize., except where date specific) Tickets are $100 for one or $500 for six. Choices include:

  • A trip to the U.S. Open Golf Tournament with two-day passes and a three-night stay
  • A Napa Valley Train and Sky trip with a three- night stay at the Meritage Resort and Spa, gourmet meals, and more
  • A Costa Rica Getaway for five nights and round-trip coach class airfare
  • A trip to the America’s Cup Yacht Sailing in San Diego
  • $5,000 in cash!

3. Get your tickets while they last.

While the dinner portion of the evening is close to being sold out, you can still get tickets to the concert. With more than 600 to 1,000 expected to come, it is recommended that you purchase your tickets ahead of time online.

Learn more about the Celebration of Champions Sept. 30 at MegaCorp Pavilion at Ovation.