So 25 of my closest friends and I rocked for a cure for Histio this past weekend at The Rusty Ball in Cincinnati. We purchased our $75 tickets, put on Rockin’ For Histio shirts, featuring Histio warriors Joey and Ian, and danced our hearts out to some awesome 80’s music.
The Rusty Griswolds, an 80’s cover band, always put on one heck of a show, no matter where they play, but the Rusty Ball is the EVENT of the year. There were hundreds of baskets in the basket raffle containing gift certificates, cash, lottery tickets, wine, food and so much more. There had to be nearly 1000 auction items. Our Lady Antebellum autographed guitar went for about $500! That’s a profit of $500 for Histio! Tiffany, the pop artist from the 80’s, even sang a few songs.
The Duke Energy Center was filled with about 3000 people! R2D2, the DeLorean and the Ghost Busters vehicle were there! Reds and Bengals mascots made their way around the crowd throughout the night. Beach balls were being bopped around. Bob Herzog, local 12 news, even sang and danced for us.
My group of 25 met at my house for a few snacks and beverages before the event and then headed to the ball. I joke as I say 25 of my closest friends because honestly, I had not even met some of these people before. Some were just acquaintances, while others were very close friends and family. The thing we all have in common… we want to find a cure for Ian, Joey and all the other kids and adults stricken with Histio. You see, when they bought their tickets, they could have chosen from more than 150 beneficiaries to receive the profits. But they all chose Histio. I will forever have a special place in my heart for those 25 people and the choice they made.
It was definitely a night of memories for me. We had a ball at The Rusty Ball! I hope you will consider going next year and choosing the Histiocytosis Association as your beneficiary. Enjoy the pics and like Raising2tweens on Facebook!