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Raleigh North Carolina Discovery Ball 2022


  • What is the attire for the event?
    Black Tie (Tuxedos and Ball Gowns)
  • What is the schedule for the event?
    Event registration begins at 6:00 p.m. After you register, you will escorted to cocktail hour that includes the silent auction. The dinner, program and live auction will begin at 7:00pm. Entertainment will begin after the program concludes, around 8:30pm. The event concludes at 10:00pm.
  • Can I use cash for purchases on the night of the event?
    No, we do not accept cash at North Carolina Discovery Ball. Only debit, credit cards and checks will be accepted. For added convenience, consider pre-registering on our GiveSmart site.
  • How can I bid on silent auction items at the event?
    Mobile bidding via cell phones will be used at Discovery Ball. Please be sure to bring your fully-charged cell phone with you. Items can be previewed at
  • Can I make a North Carolina Discovery Ball donation?
    Yes, donations are being accepted using the DONATE link at the top of the website. We do not accept cash for North Carolina Discovery Ball donations. Only credit cards and checks are accepted. Donations may be made via the DONATE link or here:
  • Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
    If you mail in your donation, the American Cancer Society will send you a receipt for your tax records, approximately six weeks after payment is received. If you make a donation online using your credit card, you will be directed to a confirmation page that can be printed for your tax records. In addition, an email will be sent to you that includes a receipt that can be printed for your records.
  • How will my donation be used?
    North Carolina Discovery Ball donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to free the world from cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in the United States, with more than $4.8 billion invested in the search for new cures. Research funded by the Society has laid the groundwork for virtually every major breakthrough in cancer prevention, detection and treatment seen in the last seven decades. When we began, only a quarter of all cancer patients achieved 5-year survival. Today, more than 2 in 3 will reach this milestone. Through the years, 47 scientists funded by the Society have earned the Nobel Prize for their findings.
  • What is the entertainment?
    Sleeping Booty will perform following dinner and our event program More about Sleeping Booty: Performing since 1999, Sleeping Booty provides a high-energy, diverse, customizable performance perfect for any event. With a lengthy song list covering all decades, top-notch choreography, and personalized wardrobe, Sleeping Booty captivates every audience they perform for and keep the dance floor full. The talented musicians of Sleeping Booty have opened up for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists Parliament/Funkadelic, Disco Kings, KC and the Sunshine Band, Mother’s Finest, The B 52s, Huey Lewis, Earth Wind & Fire, and Chicago. They have also performed for such major corporations as GlaxoSmithKline, RJ Reynolds, BB&T, Anheuser Busch, UCB Pharmaceuticals, SAS, Toyota, and Volvo.
  • What does the Mission Moment Support?
    The North Carolina Discovery Ball raises money for life-saving cancer research. We've invested more than $4.6 billion in cancer research since 1946, all to find more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients' quality of life. We’re investing in cancer research from every angle. Whether we're conducting research or funding it, our goal remains the same: to free the world from the pain and suffering from cancer. Our grants program funds innovative research conducted by hundreds of scientists and healthcare professionals – primarily early in their careers – at institutions nationwide. We have more than $400 million committed to more than 750 active grants. We’re supporting the work of scientists and health professionals across all aspects of cancer – from basic lab research to bedside patient care.

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