A Purple Tie Affair, Inc. is an All-Volunteer initiative started in 2013 to increase awareness of the local challenges against cancer through an annual “Celebration of Life.” It encourages participants to join a sports endurance program (and “give back” themselves in a way that leverages their own individual giving network).  Proceeds provide annual financial assistance to individuals and charitable organizations for expenses incurred as a result of cancer treatment.  Among those supported are Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (who in FY 2017 returned $628,031.24 in co-pay assistance to the Upstate NY/VT chapter area).


A Purple Tie Affair 2018 features the very latest exhibits at the National Museum of Dance, completely lit in PURPLE for one very special night to be remembered.  While focused on celebrating life, the museum is specially outfitted with special features to honor patients, their families, and local supporters.  Enjoy the Hallway of Hope and Remembrance while enjoying the food of LONGFELLOWS and the music of THE ACCENTS; all of which distract many “in the fight” with laughter, dancing a night they (and you) will never forget.  The event opens with a presentation by our mission family who tells their story before the band starts playing.