Today is: Sunday, July 14, 2024

5th Annual White Light White Night

Walk With Sally has once again created a fantastic event where their hard work and
great efforts has created a smashing success has helped recruit volunteers, raise
awareness and raise money needed to sustain Walk With Sally into the future.

The local nonprofit Walk With Sally event, which was founded by Nick Arquette,
once again held its 5th annual White Light White Night celebration to raise
money to fund mentor programs for children whose lives have been
affected by a family member being diagnosed with cancer.


The festive event took place in Redondo Beach where they transformed
a parking lot into a beautifully tented venue featuring a VIP area, silent
auction, food and beverage stations, and a grand stage where
the main attraction was the "Blues Traveler" band. 
Mary Beth McDade announcing auction items with BidPal

  The silent auction was a great success with many great items. This year they
used a new method of bidding utilizing an iphone type device called BidPal with
an application running on it to allow bidders to place and view their bids without
having to run back and forth to the silent auction area. This new concept
seemed to be very well received as people enjoyed using it to bid on
their favorite items. Mary Beth McDade (channel 5 news journalist)
did a great job helping the auction progress by announcing the items
and generating interest in all of the best items available.


The silent auction included items from Patron Tequila, vacation packages,
restaurant packages, Dodger tickets, Kings tickets, baskets from Basketeer,
a signed Kings Jersey by Drew Doughty, a signed script from Two and a
Half Men, assorted wines, gift baskets, and yoga and fitness classes.
Jason Estrada                                               Michael Zislis      

Local restaurants and beverages from the south bay included food from
Bluewater Grill, Zinc Lounge at the Shade Hotel, Sashi, Ortega 120,
Gaetano's, Rock'N Fish, Twelve + Highland, Hot's Kitchen,
Silvio's Brazilian BBQ, Patron, BrewCo, and
Rock & Brews just to name a few.


The stage events began with a live auction where Mary Beth McDade
(channel 5 news journalist) and they sold many great items including a surf
board and many other opportunities to donate to the Walk With Sally Charity.
The Blues Traveler band played the rest of the evening and was a huge hit
with everyone crowding around to enjoy the music and take pictures.

Walk With Sally is a well stocked and well disciplined group of highly motivated individuals dedicated to raise maximum awareness of the invaluable mentoring
program and services provided to children of parents with cancer - one child at
a time, one heart at a time. Since day one, Walk With Sally has known no
boundaries and has demonstrated serious commitment to help children. The
Walk With Sally team is comprised of the compassionate founder, Nick
Arquette (son of Sally), as well as an eclectic mix of young, business
smart and highly driven working professionals. This unstoppable
group of entrepreneurs have shown tremendous courage to
launch aggressive capital and awareness campaigns in order
to finance 100% of the mentoring program.


For more information about this and future events, or to
become a mentor please visit their website at

Article by: Johany Lacayo
Photos by: Chris Marx

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