Camp Smile-A-Mile’s 22nd annual Red Nose Ball was dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Harwell, a local artist who lost her battle with cancer last summer.
Four of Camp SAM’s young adult survivors and longtime campers were also honored at the Feb. 22 black-tie fundraiser at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center on Grandview Parkway in Birmingham.
All 900 guests attending this year’s event jumped to their feet to give the young cancer survivors a standing ovation.
Mike Royer of Alabama’s 13 kicked off the evening as master of ceremonies and auctioneer.
Ken Jackson auctioned off items ranging from trips abroad to sports memorabilia and art. A black Labrador retriever puppy was auctioned off to a wonderful home.
A seated dinner was followed by live music by The Expandables and dancing.
All funds raised at the 2014 Red Nose Ball will help support Camp SAM’s year-round programs for Alabama children who have cancer or who have overcome the disease.
Those attending the event included John Redmond, Mary Lynn and David Warren, Deana and Jeff West, Jameka Brown, Rosilyn Houston, Georgina and Mark Haladwala, Mary Jane and Winston Gillum, Natalie and Zach Turnage, Rachel and Todd Jordan, Sumner and John Rives and Justin Truelove.
Also attending the 2014 Red Nose Ball were Emily and Sam Heide, Hillary and Ryan Weiss, Fiona and Dr. Ray Watts, Katie and Wesley Britt, Antonio Langham, D’Ann and Bill Somerall, Nell and Todd Fredella, Ellen and Houston Gillespy, Meredith and Justin McLaughlin, Dr. Jack Schaeffer and Brooke and Justin Kaplan.
Others spotted at the event included Ann and Ken Horne, Lana Cowan, Eric Hoffman, Kenneth Nolen Jr., Tonya Jones and Bryan Combs, Emily and Bob Levine, Cristi and David Dixon, Caroline Dixon, Beth and Bruce Hooper and Cliff Long.