BrAva Mom Prom 2021

The seventh BrAva Mom Prom, hosted by the Mid-Ohio Valley’s childhood cancer awareness and funding organization BrAva Fight, has been cancelled.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, Sept. 2, 2021

The BrAvaFight committee has another big announcement, and it’s not one we are happy to make.

But, given the sharp rise of positive COVID-19 cases in Washington County and the surrounding counties in the past week, we have decided to CANCEL the 2021 BrAva Mom Prom, slated for Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta, Ohio. ALL tickets (admission and raffle) and fees will be fully refunded.

If you are a business or an individual that has made a raffle donation for the event, we will hold the donation to use as soon as we are safely able to conduct BrAva Mom Prom.

While it pains us to cancel the 2021 BrAva Mom Prom, we must prioritize the safety and well-being of the immunocompromised children of our BrAva mothers who are honored guests each year at BrAva Mom Prom.

A week ago, we thought we could pull off the 2021 BrAva Mom Prom. We had secured a larger building with eight garage doors and three industrial ceiling fans; we had confirmed the event with all our vendors; we had found a company willing to rent us a trailer with flushable toilets and air conditioning for the new site. We felt like we could safely proceed. But the spike in cases this week concerns us.

We are cancelling the event, as opposed to postponing it by announcing a new date. The committee will watch this pandemic and will reevaluate our fundraising events in six months. We are extremely sorry that we have been unable to meet any of the dates we’ve entertained since postponing the event that was to take place in spring 2019. PLEASE accept our regret and sincere apology.

So, what now? September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We all know that childhood cancer doesn’t wait. Our local families affected by this disease still need us! They still need financial and emotional support; they still need to be able to travel to seek care for their children; and they still need to maintain jobs and homes for their livelihood.

To this end, we are planning a large-prize raffle to be conducted over the upcoming months. We’re still working out the details, but please stay tuned to our BrAvaFight Facebook page, local media and our personal committee members’ pages for more details!

Again, we are saddened to have to cancel this year’s event, but we feel this is the most responsible and giving thing we can do for the community at this time.

To date, BrAva has supported more than 50 local families, five of whom have children that have been diagnosed since the pandemic began. BrAva has donated more than $355,000 to local families and CureSearch, a national organization solely focused on pediatric cancer research. To help us at ths time, we ask that you consider making donations through PayPal at bravacares@gmail.com or to BrAva, P.O. Box 535, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

THANK YOU for your continued support of the cause!
Please take care and stay tuned… We are not giving up!

2021 Major Sponsors

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