Under the North Star, Signature Fundraiser for North Star Reach
North Star Reach, the local medical specialty camp for children with serious illnesses and their families, is hosting its annual signature fundraiser, Under the North Star, at its 105-acre campus overlooking Patterson Lake in Pinckney on Saturday, May 21, from 5 pm until 10 pm (EST).
The special evening features a live auction, dinner from a renowned chef, music in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater by the popular Detroit band FiftyAmpFuse, and amazing camper stories. Guests can enjoy unique camp-style experiences, including pontoon boat rides (with opportunities to fish), the chance to build a custom charcuterie board, create craft cocktails, and participate in yoga under the stars.
Guests will also have a chance to tour the camp’s award-winning accessible treehouse and state-of-the-art health center. During summer camp sessions, “The Observatory” is staffed 24/7 by experienced medical professionals from leading pediatric hospitals, including Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, and Michigan Medicine’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. These doctors and nurses provide campers living with chronic and life-threatening illness the care they need, all without ever leaving camp.
The evening is aimed at raising awareness and support for North Star Reach’s no-cost, year-round programs, including summer overnight camps, family weekends, hospital outreach, care conferences, virtual camper meetups, and caregiver support groups. Since opening in 2016, North Star Reach has provided more than 4,000 life-changing experiences for children with complex medical needs and their family members from across Michigan, the Chicago area, and surrounding Great Lakes states.
With a livestream experience available, guests can connect to the program and participate in the live auction from anywhere. Among the featured auction items is a five-game luxury suite package for NFL, NBA, NHL, University of Michigan Football and University of Michigan Men’s Basketball games.
As the only nonprofit of its kind in Michigan, North Star Reach relies solely on generous donors to ensure its ability to continue providing in-person and remote experiences for campers and their families. The evening will celebrate the extraordinary community of donors making a positive impact in the lives of hundreds of children and families.
To purchase tickets ($100) visit: https://www.northstarreach.org/uns2022/
To register for the free livestream visit: https://campathome.northstarreach.org/under-the-north-star/
North Star Reach
1200 University Camp Drive
Pinckney, MI 48169