Leeza Gibbons’ Dare2Care charity event comes to Columbia Saturday
The Dare2Care Reception and Live Auction promotes a culture of Kindness in Columbia. It’s planned for the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Proceeds go to help Columbia-based Leeza’s Care Connection of the Midlands.
Leeza Gibbons is an Emmy Award winner and health advocate. Her Dare2Care event with a Gratitude Event and Take the Dare live auction is on Saturday from 5 p.m. til-8 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St, Columbia.
Photo: Leeza with her son, Nate, planting a memory garden at the opening of Leeza’s Care Connection.
The event will showcase what Gibbons calls a “Kindness Mosaic,” a structure of multi-colored blocks featuring first person stories of the ways caring matters in the Midlands. Against that backdrop, local and national celebrities will challenge the audience to participate in live dares to raise funds to Leeza’s Care Connection; a free resource for those who are caring for a family member with a chronic illness or disease, such as Alzheimer’s or cancer.
“Dare2Care is not just a fundraiser. It celebrates our commitment to our community and challenges each of us to care enough to make it stronger” said Leeza Gibbons.
The Dare2Care event begins with a free family fun fair and a health and wellness expo starting at 11 a.m. before the paid event and the Take the Dare challenge which includes a silent auction with exciting items up for bid online now at leezagibbonsdare2care.com. Some prizes auctioned off to guests include: jewelry, trips, spa packages, lunch with a coach, and mystery wine and dine packages.
Cost for the event is $60 per person in advance and $70 per person at the door. The ticket price includes entry to the event, one drink ticket, and food. The night will include dare appearances by celebrities like Jay Leno, Suzanne Somers, Craig Melvin, Barry Manilow and others.
“Our Take the Dare Live Auction gives celebrities a platform to challenge our audience to put their hearts on the line by engaging in a dare for the highest bidder. Singing Copacabana for Barry Manilow or doing a Thigh Master Showdown for Suzanne Somers, it’s all in the name of charity” said Leeza Gibbons.
Tickets for the event and auction items are available for purchase at leezagibbonsdare2care.com. Additional information can be found at leezagibbons.com and leezascareconnection.org.
About Leeza’s Care Connection
Leeza’s Care Connection is a free community resource center supporting seniors, baby boomers, and family members of all ages and caregiving backgrounds. The energetic, uplifting, caregiver-focused center is a one-stop-shop-a place to get educated, find resources, gain confidence, and connect with others on a similar journey, so no one has to feel they are walking this path alone.