Hundreds join 8News and the American Cancer Society for inaugural Cattle Baron’s Ball

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — 8News and the American Cancer Society came together last weekend for a toe-tapping, knee-slapping good time at the Cattle Baron’s Ball in Chesterfield County, all to raise money to fight cancer.

More than 700 people attended the American Cancer Society’s first-ever Cattle Baron’s Ball, a fundraising event to fund cancer research. The theme was ‘Giving Cancer the Boot.’

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“It’s a wonderful charity, a wonderful cause that we fully support and we just wanted to do our part,” said Joanne Kerns, who attended the event.

The western-themed gala featured performances by country music artist Ray Scott and band Outshyne as well as delicious food and a live and silent auction.

1b8c4fe0f2924804b996f69c62e43402“We like the cowboy attire, not wearing a tuxedo, but wearing jeans and hats,” said Chesterfield County resident Jason Wilson. “It’s very Chesterfield County, like where we’re from.”

Shari Henning, executive VP for the American Cancer Society’s Southeast Atlantic Division, added, “it’s just incredible to see the overwhelming support of everyone in this community coming out to support us.”

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