Every year, we look forward to connecting and celebrating with you, our supportive community, at our Night of Magic Gala. This year, we have so much to celebrate. Over the last year, we have grown to a coalition of over 22 college chapters across the country, activating more than 1,000 college student volunteers, to partner with more than 300 hospitals and nonprofit organizations to provide creative programming to the kids that need it most.
Our Night of Magic Gala is our single, most impactful fundraising event of the year. Given the uncertain times and rapidly changing environment, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of our 2020 Night of Magic Gala. This was a heartbreaking call to make -- our Night of Magic Gala is an incredibly important event for A Moment of Magic and it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate all of our members from around the country. Our commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of our community, and those we serve, remains our top priority.
While this situation has been difficult, we are so excited for the opportunity to create a more accessible and inclusive event than ever before. We are hard at work designing a virtual fundraiser, incorporating beloved elements of our typical Gala with new components that we have never before had the opportunity to do before.
That is why we are so proud to present Keeping the Magic: A Live Stream, a benefit variety show presented by A Moment of Magic to celebrate our amazing community and raise money for our work in bringing creative programming to medically vulnerable children. This premiere live stream event allows us to share the magic of our usual September Night of Magic Gala with a larger crowd, in a virtual, safe, and socially distant format.
At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we created a motto for this challenging time. That the magic continues, it just looks different. Keeping the Magic: A Live Stream will help us ensure that the magic continues for
children battling serious illnesses.
We hope you’ll join us as we keep the magic alive, virtually, on September 26th at 7pm EST.