Thursday, March 16 - Sunday, March 19

The Event

Each year the Columbus Automobile Dealers host a Charity Gala during the Columbus International Auto Show. They celebrate the show with fellow professionals in the automotive industry and raise funds to give back to local organizations in the Columbus and Central Ohio community. In 2015, the Charity Gala raised a record $120,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, St. Stephen's Community House, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Join us at The Hilton Columbus Downtown to set another record and give back to children in our Columbus community in a bigger way than ever!

Friday, March 17, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association works to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Funds from the Charity Gala will provide care and support for local individuals diagnosed in Central Ohio and their caregivers. They will also support critical research needed to find a cure.

The Childhood League Center

The Childhood League Center provides early childhood educational programs that serve Franklin County children from birth to age 6 with developmental delays of every kind, 67% of whom also live in poverty. Their work also extends to the parents and caregivers, preparing them to be advocates for their children's education. Through the cooperative efforts of a professional staff and a network of volunteers and families,
The Center provides an environment that fosters the growth of the whole child; encourages expression, exploration, and discovery; and nurtures feelings of confidence and self-worth.

Children's Heart Foundation

The Children's Heart Foundation provides the most promising research for Congenital Heart Disease, the most common birth defect with 1 in every 100 babies being born with a CHD. Today, more infants with CHDs survive to adulthood because of advancements made through research. But despite the progress made in understanding and treating CHDs, more work is needed to determine the cause and best treatment options. Funds from the Charity Gala will go to fund a local Central Ohio scientist who is studying and developing treatment for Congenital Heart Disease.

Flying Horse Farms

Flying Horse Farms provides magical, transforming fun for seriously ill children through medically safe, cost-free camping experiences. 6 weeks of residential, disease specific camp, 1-week teen camps in the spring, and 7-weekend family camps in the spring and fall provide kids and children with friendship, fun, and time away from thinking about their illness. For a week at a time, being sick takes a backseat to being a kid.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. A wish experience can be a game-changer in the life of a child and their family...
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