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Join us to kick off our fifth year of creating incredible camp experiences for children affected by cancer with delicious food and drinks, a fabulous silent auction, our second annual Friend For Life award, and gorgeous views of downtown Boston. You'll also get a sneak peek into life at camp when we unveil our brand-new camp video from our 2018 camp sessions - a week that campers and counselors alike called our "best week ever"!

Hosted by Al Park, the Improper Bostonian's Best Comedian of 2016, this heart-warming event is one you won't want to miss. Best of all, all funds raised through our annual event will help bring even more local childhood cancer patients and survivors to Camp Casco in 2019.

Cocktail attire is recommended.


Attendees will join us in honoring our second annual Friend For Life, an outstanding individual whose efforts have deeply impacted the childhood cancer community. We're thrilled to announce our 2018 Friend For Life is Eliane Markoff, in recognition of her innovative work funding important childhood cancer research. 

Eliane is a gifted artist, and has had her paintings featured in magazines and newspapers, including The American Art Collection, as well as exhibited in the Salon du Louvre in Paris, France. Eliane founded Art in Giving as a way to combine her passion for supporting children affected by cancer with her artistic abilities. Art in Giving raises funds for childhood cancer research through the sale of fine arts, with 50% of each sale benefiting pediatric cancer research, and 50% benefiting the artist. To date, Art in Giving has granted $1.4 million in seed funding to talented researchers across the nation working on breakthrough ideas to identify causes of and cures for brain tumors and gliomas. 

Tumors of the brain and spine are the most common solid tumor in children, and affect many of our campers. Eliane's work through Art in Giving funds research critical to improving the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in children, and will help make important strides in the field of pediatric oncology. We hope you will join us on November 8th to honor Ms. Markoff's outstanding contributions to our community! 

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The University of Massachusetts Club is located on the 32nd floor of 1 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108. For assistance finding the Club, please call 617-287-3030.

Guests may park in the 1 Beacon parking garage after 4:00 PM; parking is $8 when you tell the parking attendant that you attended a UMass Club event upon your exit. 

- Come to the Club via Cambridge St., which becomes Tremont St. just past City Hall.
- Stay to the right and look for a sign for PIPERI Restaurant on the right.
- Enter the garage right before the PIPERI sign, and stay to the left to enter the One Beacon Parking Garage.

Public Transit
The Club is accessible via public transportation: 
- 0.6 miles from South Station
- 0.7 miles from North Station
- 0.2 miles from State Street Station (orange line and blue line)
- 0.2 miles from Park Street Station (red line and green line)
- 0.3 miles from Downtown Crossing Station (orange line and red line)

Take a Lyft
Call a Lyft to or from the event and save 25% on your ride when you use code CAMPCASCOGALA18. Learn more here!

Entering the Club (for Train-Riders & Ride-Sharers)
One Beacon is under construction, but both street entrances are still open! Entrance from Beacon Street may look unavailable, but it is open and should be accessible on November 8. 

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Tickets are $100 and include all drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Children 12 and under are welcome to join us free-of-cost.

All proceeds will help us bring even more childhood cancer patients and survivors to Camp Casco in 2019!


Thank you to the following sponsors for making Campfires & Cocktails possible! We appreciate your generosity and support of our community.


Our additional thanks to Cloud 9 Jewelry, the Henken Family, Bob Lenau, and Gerner Adirondack Mountain Lodge.

100% of funds raised through our annual event directly support our annual summer camps and family events throughout the year, creating lasting support networks between families impacted by childhood cancer. Become a sponsor of this fabulous evening, gain recognition for your charitable efforts in the community, and give more local children the gift of camp in 2019.