One Night Can Change A Life Foundation is hosting a benefit for a local boy in his fight against bone cancer December 15 at the Ecco Event Space in downtown Traverse City.

The fundraising event will run from 5–10 p.m. and feature a broad range of entertainment, including a mixed children’s choir (with members from TC Central HS Choir, TC West Middle School Choir and NMC Children’s Choir), a number of local young musicians and local band 5th Gear. There will also be a cash bar with some of the proceeds donated to the fundraiser. The ticket price for the event is $10 available through


There will also be a silent auction with a number of items and dining and vacation opportunities generously donated by local business owners. Some of the items that will be available for bidding include a pair of front row seats to a Detroit Red Wings game, a summer golf and winter ski weekend at Crystal Mountain and a week-long summer vacation at a Lake Michigan beach home.

“The One Night Can Change a Life Foundation is a non-profit charity which puts on a single holiday fundraising event, supported by year-round organizational and fundraising activities. One hundred percent of proceeds and donations are allocated, on an annual one-time basis, to an individual or family to provide an opportunity for life-long positive advancement. Recipients are selected from a nomination and/or application pool within our community,” says Kim Munro, who started the charity with her husband Mark.

For several years the local couple had been discussing starting a charity which would sponsor an annual fundraising event with all the proceeds going to a single individual or family with a specific financial need. Their nephew’s recurrence of bone cancer, which had been thought to be cured, prompted them to move ahead with their plans and hold their first charitable event for him.


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