New Day Foundation for Families No-Show Glow

New Day Foundation for Families No-Show Glow

Virtual event aimed at helping families dealing with cancer.

United States

Event Description:

New Day Foundation for Families, a local nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial burden and stress caused by cancer, will host a virtual event in place of their annual fundraising gala. The hour-long No-Show Glow, which will be hosted by Gina Kell Spehn, co-founder of New Day, will feature celebrity appearances, musical entertainment, a silent auction and stories of families facing cancer who have been served by New Day. Guests may also prepare the signature event cocktail, using the recipe available in advance to all registered participants, and sip their drinks from the comfort of home.

Guest appearances include Lacey Chabert, Hollywood Actress -Star of Mean Girls, and Hallmark’s The Color of Rain; Devin Gardner, former U of M Quarterback; Paul Davis, former NBA and MSU Basketball player and more.
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 from 7 – 8 pm at
REGISTRATION:  Registration is free and allows participants to bid in the silent auction, which opened online Wed., Sept. 2 and continues until the event.  Donation and sponsorship levels are also available under the “Buy Tickets” tab. Register before the event begins to be entered in a $1,000 Somerset Collection shopping spree.
“The impact of COVID-19 is multiplying the challenges already faced by cancer patients in our community,” said Kell Spehn.  “What we’re learning is potentially devastating to this population.”
According to a New Day survey of families from April 2020, 79 percent of patients had vital medical appointments delayed or canceled due to the crisis, while 87 percent responded that they are increasingly concerned about their long term physical and mental health.  Additionally, cancer families are increasingly facing housing insecurity (37 percent), lost income (54 percent) and concerns about food insecurity and shopping safely (47 percent).
In response, New Day pivoted to launch a volunteer-based grocery delivery program and restaurant meal delivery for families in metro Detroit facing food insecurity.  The nonprofit also partnered with the Islamic Association of Greater Detroit to offer food staples regularly from their Rochester Hills office. The No-Show Glow is just the latest example of the innovative ways in which New Day is working to serve the local cancer community.