Venza Group Strengthens Melissa Strong Fund through Brew-B-Que 2015: CURE Childhood Cancer

  • 11.11.15
Venza Group's event, Brew-B-Que 2015: CURE Childhood Cancer, raised $16,856 through sponsorships, personal donations and participation in the event.

“It’s not the quantity of years of life that matter, but the quality of life and impact you make on the world.” This sentence serves as the motto of the Melissa Strong Fund. It was also the rallying call for the Venza Group and their community of friends and business partners who worked together in order to make the 8th annual charity event a resounding success.

CURE Childhood Cancer’s Melissa Strong Fund was chosen as this year’s beneficiary by the Venza Group given Melissa’s tremendous love for life which served as an inspiration to so many. Melissa’s family’s mission is clear: to fight for other children like Melissa. Thus, the Melissa Strong Fund was created.
In addition to learning how CURE Childhood Cancer promotes cutting-edge research to battle childhood cancer, attendees heard directly from Melissa’s parents how the organization supports families. Venza Group president/CEO, Jeff Venza, said, “from the moment our team learned about the work CURE Childhood Cancer does and, specifically, about the Melissa Strong Fund, we were committed to make the night a success.”
The event took place at Wild Heaven Craft Beers, one of Decatur, Georgia's hottest craft breweries and producers of the popular Emergency Drinking Beer. Their motto is “Serve Your Neighbor” and they did just that. Guests sampled beers such as Autumn Defense, Let There Be Light, Ode to Mercy, as well as many others. The delicious BBQ was donated and catered by Atlanta’s very own 2 Boy’s BBQ. This year’s musical contribution was made by Brazilian songstress Fernanda Noronha backed by Atlanta’s top world music ensemble, Mes Amis.
As with years past, the Venza Group has a long list of people and organizations to thank for making this year’s event happen. Thanks go out to Genesee General, SunTrust, HeritageBank, Hospitality Upgrade Magazine, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, CMIT Solutions, Centrada Solutions, Carroll & Company CPAs, Newmarket International, Insperity, Reliable Heating and Air, Security Validation, Troutman Sanders LLP, Provare Technologies, INFOR, Interactive Rhythm, Small Business Access Partners (SBAP), White Dog Studios, Peachtree Tents & Events, Jill Perry Voiceovers, and HER Consulting.

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