Almost 300 guests participated in the Arthritis Foundation’s 34th annual Silver Ball Gala, held held December 6, 2014 at the Four Season Hotel in downtown St. Louis. With a combination of sponsorships, silent and live auctions, and a Key to the Cure drive, over $200,000 was raised in one evening.
Co-chairs for the event, Walter and Christine Smith, opened the presentation by paying tribute to the many local “heroes” who made significant contributions the past year in support of the foundation’s mission.
The important work that's being done by the Arthritis Foundation would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers and many others in the community. We value and appreciate all for their time, efforts and contributions.
At times, the contributions of certain individuals or organizations are truly outstanding, and as such, deserve special acknowledgement so that they can be recognized by all.
Corporate Sponsorship Honoree: Pfizer
Beginning in 2003, St. Louis Research and Development leaders at Pfizer and it’s heritage companies (Monsanto, Pharmacia), have provided corporate sponsorship to the Arthritis Foundation that cumulatively exceeds $500,000. Pfizer’s dedicated employees have served as board members and chairs, committee members and chairs, and team captains and top fundraisers for local programs and events including Walk to Cure Arthritis, Jingle Bell Run, Silver Ball, and Cabin Fever.