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Keaton Raphael Memorial Announces Inaugural Gala

Keaton Raphael Memorial Announces Inaugural Gala Celebrating 15 Years of Hope Strength and Courage to Families With Children Battling Cancer!

Gala Taking Place September 20 at Old Sacramento Railroad Museum- All Proceeds Benefit Children Battling Cancer

Roseville, CA — Keaton Raphael Memorial (KRM) celebrates 15 years of hope, courage, and strength along with a milestone of 1 million donated towards research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center at an Inaugural Gala, Sept. 20, 2013. The gala will be held at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento at 6:30pm with a VIP event starting at 5:30pm- space is limited for VIP. All event proceeds will benefit children battling cancer and their families throughout Northern CA.

The Keaton Raphael Memorial was established in 1998 following the death of 5-year old Keaton after his courageous nine-month battle with neuroblastoma. Since then, the charity has raised more than $1 million for UC Davis pediatric cancer research and helped over 1200 families through their child’s battle against cancer. Through financial, educational, and emotional support, Keaton Raphael Memorial has been lending a hand to many families over the year’s and asks everyone to join them ‘All Aboard for a Cure’ at this year’s gala.

This will be an evening black tie affair bringing together community and business leaders, along with family & friends for a very special evening benefiting a cause worth fighting for. Guest will enjoy fine food and drinks catered by, live entertainment from, and silent auction. Most important, this is an evening of celebrating the courageous children who are fighting this disease every day and remembering those who received their angel wings along with their friends, family, and supporters who have stood by them through it all.

“We are very proud of the positive difference that our hard-working volunteers and generous donors have made over the years to impact the lives of so many,” said KRM Executive Director, Teresa Hofhenke. “And yet each child facing and fighting cancer reminds us why we must continue these efforts with ever-increasing resolve.”

Event featured sponsors include Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) serving as the event’s “VIP Reception Sponsor.” and Alpine Mortage Planning as the top Orient Express Sponsor. Additional sponsorships are available along with VIP package options. To inquire about sponsorships or attendance, please contact Dana Pearson at 916.757.6133 or events@childcancer.org. For more information on Keaton Raphael Memorial, please visit www.childcancer.org.

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About Keaton Raphael Memorial

Keaton Raphael Memorial was founded in 1998 as a tribute to 5-year-old Keaton who lost his battle with Neuroblastoma. He courageously fought for his life and earned his Angel Wings and his legacy lives on in thousands of children & families. Since then, the organization has grown into an invaluable resource for the Northern California communities. Providing assistance to children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational, and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure. In addition to raising more than $4.1 million to date for pediatric cancer research and patient care programs, Keaton Raphael Memorial connects families to local community
partners to help alleviate some of the day-to-day burdens so parents can be the parents they need to be for their child.