Gala auction

Neverland

The Project Ed Bear Gala Auction, held the first Monday after Thanksgiving, is Project Ed Bear’s largest fundraiser and signature event. Each year, 30 children currently battling cancer (event VIPs) walk the red carpet while event guests stand to celebrate them.

Each year, the event sells out with more than 700 guests in attendance.  Along with honoring 30 children currently battling cancer, Project Ed Bear also provides Survivor Awards to childhood cancer survivors who’ve recently completed their cancer treatments as well as Kids Helping Kids awards.

At Project Ed Bear, we believe in the power that happens when we work together, so our kids can just feel like kids—no matter the diagnosis,” said Susan Summerville, founder of Project Ed Bear. “The kids in our Project Ed Bear family spend weeks, months or years in the hospital. But at this event? They get to shine. They get standing ovations, receive gifts, and are celebrated for their bravery and kindness—not their cancer.”

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!