Once in a Lifetime Gala

SAVE THE DATE for one of Cincinnati's most unique auctions and the premiere fundraiser for The Cure Starts Now.

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Duke Energy Convention Center
525 ELM ST
April 29, 2023
5:00pm - 10:30pm
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A Benefit For...
The Cure Starts Now

Event Details

As the premiere fundraiser for The Cure Starts Now, Once in a Lifetime Gala is one of Cincinnati's most unique galas. Join over 900 guests as they enjoy a 3 course gourmet meal, open bar, 400 package silent auction, once in a lifetime experience live auction and entertainment. Please join us as we continue our battle against pediatric brain cancer and honor our cancer warriors.

100% of the proceeds benefit The Cure Starts Now.  Thanks to events like this, The Cure Starts Now has funded $21,188,327 in pediatric cancer research and support in conjunction with our DIPG/DMG Collaborative Partners.  The proceeds will benefit The Cure Starts Now, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding a “home run” cure for cancer through funding of pediatric brain cancer research.


EARLY BIRD PRICING FOR 2023 Receive admission to our amazing auction, dinner and program. Includes complementary beer, wine and soft drinks.
Table of 10 - $900.00 
Single Tickets - $100.00 each 

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Hotel Reservations

Coming from out of town? Book in our room block before March 31st.

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Dress Code

Semi-formal, though landlubbers and salty seadogs alike are encouraged to embrace this year's pirate theme! 

  • "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" Salad
    Boston Bibb Lettuce with Spring Mix, Red Pepper Curls, Sweet Butternut Squash, Candied Walnuts, Pepper-Herbed Goat Cheese Round and Pencil Asparagus

  • "Saucy Sailor" Steak Entrée
    Garlic-Encrusted Strip-Loin with Cabernet Demi and Light Blue Cheese Streusel on the Side, Caribbean-Spiced Sweet Roasted Potatoes, French Green Beans and Chopped Red Pepper Garnish


    "Hoist the Colors" Vegetarian Entrée
    Polenta Cake with Fresh Vegetables with Roasted Corn, Black Beans, Broccoli Rabe, Yellow Squash and Zucchini Ribbons, Asparagus, and Herbed Red Torne Potatoes

  • "Avast Me 'Tart'ies!" Dessert
    Key Lime Tart with White Chocolate Cream and Toasted Coconut Flakes

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected] or call 513-772-4888

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Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact us via email or at (513) 772-4888 and ask for Jim Getgey.