MARY KENEALY EVENTS IN THE PRESS
This page is dedicated to highlighting our recent work.
Dick Vitale Gala 2018
"Sports stars mingled with young cancer survivors at the annual gala at the Ritz."
Hosted by basketball commentator Dick Vitale, the galas benefiting the V Foundation have raised more than $25 million for pediatric cancer research over the years.
Thanks to all who supported a successful night at the Dick Vitale Gala
"Sarasota, Florida, was the sports capital of the world on May 11. Thanks to everyone involved in the 13th annual Dick Vitale Gala.
I have seen the devastating effects of cancer on families. Young people should be out playing instead of dealing with chemotherapy. I have been to too many funerals for youngsters who lost their battles to cancer."....
Singer-songwriter Jason Derulo was the star of the concert performance following the fund-raising dinner for Forty Carrots Family Center.
(BY: LORI SAX) 4/23/2018
A silent auction, live auction and paddle raise helped to raise money to support Forty Carrots’ early childhood education, parenting education and mental health services. More than 4,000 clients are served annually.,
Vitale’s V Foundation Gala: Passion with a purpose.
By Gayle Guynup
The 13th Annual Dick Vitale Gala, benefiting the V Foundation in its fight against pediatric cancer, was, in the words of Jim Valvano for whom the V Foundation is named, an evening of laughter, thought and tears.
Dick Vitale's goal for his 13th annual Gala is to raise $3.5 million for pediatric cancer research for the Jimmy V Foundation.
After raising millions of dollars and honoring children battling cancer, Dick Vitale said more is still needed to help children with cancer.
Friday night, the Dick Vitale Gala raised a record-setting $3.7 million in funds for The V Foundation, surpassing the goal of $3.5 million. The funds benefit pediatric cancer research.
Jason Derulo Entertains at Forty Carrot's Firefly Gala
(BY: GAYLE GAYNUP 4/22/2018)
After years at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Forty Carrot’s eighth annual Firefly Gala moved to the Ritz-Carlton Resort for its gala dinner and concert featuring Jason Derulo.
The venue was divided into three areas: under tent on the east side of the pool for the reception and silent auction, under tent on the west side of the pool for dinner, and back upstairs to the ballroom for the concert. It all looked beautiful and flowed very smoothly under the direction of Mary Kenealy and Janet Allen of Mary Kenealy Events.
V Foundation Thank You Party PHOTOS
The sold-out gala was hosted May 11 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.