February Charity Event Guide: Everywhere
February brings lots of exciting charity events in New York, Miami, Boston, LA and more. See what philanthropic affairs are going down in your city.
Buffalo, New York
Sweet Charity ~ Feb 7
In this event to benefit the Food Bank of WNY, attendees will sample the best champagne, wine, coffee, desserts and hors d’oeuvres. Regional wineries and top local bakeries and restaurants will be dishing out their best goods for this worthy cause. It will be held at Asbury Hall.
New York, New York
Big Night Out ~ Feb 23
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC will host its Big Night Out at Cipriani Wall Street. Featuring luxury silent auction items, premium open bar, live DJ and gourmet food selections, this promises to be an enjoyable affair. Just remember to come lucky! The event will also feature casino games and a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament with prizes.
American Heart Association Heart Ball ~ Feb 23
This is the American Heart Association’s biggest event of the year in the Washington region, and they are pulling out all the stops to make it a fantastic evening celebrating the work of the medical community there and the vital contributions of volunteers and donors. Held at the National Building Museum, it will feature an impressive live and silent auction.
Cycle for Survival ~ Feb 2
Get outside, get some exercise and save some lives in the process! Held at Equinox gyms in Miami and around the country, Cycle for Survival is an indoor team cycling event that has raised over $23.9 million for rare cancer research since its founding in 2007. Did you know that more than half of people diagnosed with cancer have a rare form of the disease? These include brain, pancreatic, cervical and pediatric cancers.
Poker for Paws ~ Feb 23
Texas animal lovers should plan to attend the Poker For Paws Tournament benefiting Operation Kindness No-Kill Animal Shelter. A donation of $50.00 earns you 5,000 chips and a donation of five cans of cat or dog food earns an extra 1,000! The No Kill movement believes that every animal is worth saving. Help this shelter make a difference for the pets in their community.
Wine and Wishes ~ Feb 2
This event benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation features gourmet food and wine tasting from over 50 of the Bay Area’s top restaurants and wineries. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on enviable silent auction items while helping critically ill children’s wishes come true.
Cupid's Playground Valentine's Party ~ Feb 10
Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day with this event at the Writer’s Room in Hollywood benefitting the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Guests will be dressing up to enjoy three DJs spinning an eclectic mix of tunes, Valentine’s themed giveaways and talented mixologists working their magic.
Go Red for Women Luncheon ~ Feb 8
Recognizing that heart disease is the number one killer of women, the Go Red For Women Luncheon focuses on fighting heart disease in women and benefits the research efforts of the American Heart Association. Held in the beautiful La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, this dedicated group of men and women will educate and inspire you to join this important fight.
Polar Plunge ~ Feb 8
Feeling adventurous? Take a dip in the chilly waters off of Seattle to raise funding for the Special Olympics in Washington. The Polar Bear Plunge supports a community of over 9,000 athletes who develop better fitness, confidence and relationships through their participation in Special Olympics sporting events.
Dance for a Cure ~ Feb 2
Join “Dancing With the Stars” favorites Mark Ballas, Anna Trebunskaya, Nick Kosovich and Jonathan Roberts for a black-tie gala to benefit prostate cancer research. The event will benefit the AdMeTech Foundation and the Arthur Murray Foundation, which have partnered to address the lack of research funding in this important area and ultimately transform men’s healthcare.