The 2021 Cordova Mall Ball will be going virtual! The 26th annual event, presented once again by Sandy Sansing Dealerships, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. Proceeds will be designated for the Bear Family Foundation Pediatric Oncology Center for Hope, now under construction at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart.
Faced with the continuing challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic brings to the community, the decision was made to create a virtual event for safety reasons, including the safety of hundreds of volunteers, staff and guests.
A safer, creative approach for the 2021 event is in the works with the same level of excitement, entertainment and experience for guests to enjoy — either online from home or via the Virtual VIP experience. Our Virtual VIP package for $65 includes a drive-in style viewing of the event at Cordova Mall, entertainment by a New Orleans-style jazz band, a to-go style meal from one of our participating restaurants, and an exclusive swag bag of goodies. Join the Krewe of Les Petits Enfants for a night of fun, all while continuing to raise funds for the children. “We are thrilled to be able to continue this event in a new way in 2021 to benefit children battling cancer,” said Carol Carlan, president of Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation. “We know that the families of these young patients need support so that they can be the very best support for their loved one who is fighting cancer. This new center will provide areas where a family can enjoy some family togetherness during a challenging time in their lives.”
With a total of 16,000 square feet, the center will feature nine all-private rooms, a playroom, a spacious family lounge, a movie room, laundry room and gym- enabling families to spend as much time together as possible while they focus on healing. It will be a new addition that will continue the spirit and legacy of Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola’s first pediatric oncologist, Dr. Thomas G. Jenkins.
For the past 25 years, 100 percent of the proceeds from the Cordova Mall Ball has gone to provide high-quality, personalized care to children of families in our region, allowing families to avoid costly trips out of town for the same level of care.
“Although we won’t be together in the traditional way, we promise our community a night of fun, Mardi Gras style — all from the comfort of your home,” said Carlan.
Guests can register at cordovamallball.com. Follow the Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation Facebook page for exciting updates. For event information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Saba, email@example.com, or call 850-416-4661.