2022 Dare2Care "Find Your HeART"

November 3, 2022 @ 6:00PM — 9:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

R2i2 Convention Center: 763 Fashion Dr Columbia, SC 29223 Get Directions

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Leeza's Gibbons' Dare2Care "Find Your HeART"

Join us for an evening of food and fun with your closest friends! Our gala this year features performances by a renowned Speed Painter, a new craft beer and wine pull, lots of great art, Leeza Gibbons and our inaugural honoree, Jennifer Clyburn Reed. Come and "Find Your HeART" at Dare2Care on November 3rd at 6pm! The gala benefits Leeza's Care Connection.

Leeza Gibbons and special guests will be in attendance for this spectacular evening! Leeza says, "Dare2Care is more than an annual fundraiser; it is a movement that underscores our belief that there is strength in kindness and caring". This year’s theme, “Find Your HeART” features celebrity and local artists, a collaborative art project and offers many opportunities to support our work, from raffles to craft beer and wine pulls and ART for SALE in our silent auction. All proceeds support Leeza's Care Connection, South Carolina's only comprehensive resource center offering free services and support for family caregivers caring for a loved-one with a chronic illness like Alzheimer's.


6pm Check-in and Happy Hour: After registering, come on upstairs for a special cocktail hour with an open bar! Share a drink with friends, buy raffle tickets, grab some beer or wine, or bid on art by caregivers, artists living with dementia and local artists/artisans featured in our art exhibit. Fun art activities for everyone during this awesome happy hour!

6pm Private Party: Gala Sponsors and invited guests with Leeza Gibbons, Jennifer Clyburn Reed, Jessica Haas and other special guests.

7pm Gala Time!: Grab your seat and hold on! With a plated dinner this year and open bar as always, we'll kick off our event by honoring a special guest, and watch the famous Jessica Haas (winner of the Gong Show talent show in 2017) do speed painting. Such an amazing experience to watch her and you will have the opportunity to purchase her amazing art piece! We will also have lots of fun activities immersed in art!

What to Wear? Evening Attire

Free Valet: Pull right up to the entrance and we'll park your car!
NEW THIS YEAR: 1 in 100 Raffle: ONLY 100 available raffle tickets (each ticket sells for $100) and you could win a trip valued at $5,000 or more!

NEW THIS YEAR: Craft Beer and Wine Pull: Buy a ticket to take a chance on a great bottle of wine or pack of local craft beer. In the pull, you could also win gift certificates valued at $50 or more from local restaurants and entertainment venues.

Event Experience:

SPEED PAINTER! Jessica Haas is not only America's first female speed painter, but she currently holds the record as the fastest performance painter in the Entertainment industry. She'll thrill us by painting a picture - we'll all have to guess what it is while she's painting. You'll also have the opportunity to bid on her painting! Check out her ART!

Silent Auction Art Exhibit: Take a tour of our art exhibit and find a piece to bring home! Featured are local artists, many artists who are caregivers and some of our loved ones with dementia.
Collaborative Gala Art Project: Each guest will receive materials to use for participation in a community created art project that will live at SC LCC Center.

Our goal is to raise $150,000!

Thank you for helping us reach it!

See you there!

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Premier Sponsor
McDaniels Acura
Craft Beer & Wine Pull Sponsor
Humana, Inc.
Bar Sponsor
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Contributing Sponsor
Colonial Gardens Special Alzheimer's Unit /Sunshine Retirement Living
Nephron SC, Inc.
United Healthcare
Reserved Table Sponsor
Assisted Living Locators
BlueCross/BlueShield of South Carolina
BlueDot Cares
Care Patrol
Digital Jewelry Company
Friends of Jim Clyburn
Ivy Heritage Foundation of Irmo
Lexington Medical Center Foundation
Mann Tool and Supply, Inc.
Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
O'Neal Flooring
Prisma Health
The Art of Dentistry
Layal Issa
Steve Parrott

$85,160 raised by 278 people


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