Pink Tie Ball 2020

February 1, 2020, 6-11pm

grand upton hall, mendel center

Support the fighters.

Celebrate the survivors.

Honor the taken.

Our Mission

The Pink Tie Ball 2020 is committed to conquering all cancer by raising awareness, providing financial assistance, and supporting the fundraising efforts of various cancer-fighting organizations throughout Southwest Michigan. It is our promise that all funds raised during our annual gala will remain in our local area to benefit both survivors and thrivers in our community 

About Us

The Pink Tie Ball is an annual gala established to support the fundraising efforts of various cancer-fighting organizations throughout Southwest Michigan. Since 2015, Pink Tie Ball has raised over $120,000 towards the mission of conquering  cancer locally. In 2020, Pennies From Heaven5 and Hope Grows LIVESTRONG were chosen as beneficiaries of the ball's fundraising activities. All proceeds benefit cancer patients and their families in need of financial aid, medical assistance, and emotional support across Southwest Michigan. The Pink Tie Ball was founded by the late Denise Bohn of Susan G. Komen Michigan with support from the Pink Tie Ball Committee. In 2018, the ball became its own entity and continues the fight against cancer.


The Denise Bohn

Promise Award

Meet the Pink Tie

Ball Committee

Want to make a difference?

Pink Tie Ball 2020 is looking for your help to secure auction items and sponsorship for our annual black-tie gala event with all proceeds benefiting Pennies From Heaven5 and Hope Grows LIVESTRONG. The continuous success of Pink Tie Ball would not be possible without the generosity of donors. Participating businesses may be prominently featured in our event program, online bidding service, social media platforms, and broadcasting promotions, receiving exposure to over 300 event attendees and over 700 online followers.


Donate Auction Items

One of the most exciting parts of the Pink Tie Ball is the silent auction. Apart from monetary donations, we are also looking for individuals or businesses to donate items, tickets, or "experiences." If you have any questions or are interested in making a donation, please contact Kim Thumm at

If you know someone who might be interested in donating something for the auction, click below for a letter that you can use to send with information about this event.


Sponsor the Pink Tie Ball

The success of Pink Tie Ball 2020 would not be possible without the generosity of businesses with a strong connection to our community. With great appreciation, we ask that you consider supporting this event and the fight to end cancer through several of the options outlined on our Sponsor page, which you may find by clicking the button below.

 If you or someone you know is able to contribute, or have any questions, please contact us at


Thank you to our

2020 Sponsors:


Thank you to our

2020 Sponsors:


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