According to Gala Co-Chair Jenice Dunayer, “This has weighed on our hearts and minds throughout these past few weeks. After consulting with the WOKC executive committee and board of directors and out of respect for our beneficiary, the decision has been made that we move our 40th Anniversary Gala from its original date of [Saturday] October 16, 2021, to our new date of Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Arts District Mansion.”
Already on board for the change of dates are Title Sponsor Jersey Mike’s Subs, Presenting Sponsors BDO USA LLP and CAPTRUST and Honorary Co-Chairs/Jersey Mike’s Subs First Couple Tatiana and Peter Cancro.
Gala Co-Chair Jackie Thornton added, “We also offer our heartfelt gratitude to those sponsors and underwriters who have affirmed their commitment to WOKC and its mission. We had such great momentum with strong table and sponsorships support as we were approaching the last six weeks of the gala, but out of an abundance of caution we decided to postpone.”
However, since September is Children’s Cancer Awareness month, WOKC insiders report that they have other activities planned that can be held safely.
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