Guam - The Guam chapter of the American Red Cross held a conference this morning at the Pacific Islands Club's Bistro Restaurant for the launch of their upcoming 10th annual Red Ball. The annual gala event is the largest and most anticipated fundraising event sponsored by the Guam Red Cross to raise money that will be used to provide relief to victims of disaster as well as help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
The local chapter's chief executive officer, Chita Blaise, says the organization relies entirely on the generosity of those willing to make donations since they are not federally nor locally funded. And unlike previous Red Ball fundraisers, she adds that this year there will be a new "Diamond Level" of contribution for those who donate more than $15,000.
Chairpersons for this year's Red Ball are Robert Marks, manager of operations at Parsons, and John Arroyo, President/CEO of Coast 360. According to Arroyo, the theme this year will be The Beatles, which he says seems appropriate since, "Raised On Radio", a band from Las Vegas that sings cover songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, will be providing the entertainment at the event.
All Red Cross supporters are invited to attend the 10th Annual Red Ball scheduled to take place on September 18 at the Pacific Island Club on Tumon Bay. Tickets are $200 per person.