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B the Light Gala | October 26, 2019
Sleepy Eye Event Center


Come out for a special event to raise money to support local women battling breast cancer. Get dressed up for a night you won’t want to miss!  Complimentary glass of pink champagne on arrival, fun photo opportunities walking the “Pink Carpet”, local home cooked meal, silent and live auction, and music by Midwest Sound. A wonderful night fundraising, all while celebrating life with survivors, their families and the community.

About the Cause

B the Light is a non-profit charity, started in 2016 in honor of Brenda Plinke, or Aunt “B” as she was known to her family and friends. Aunt B was an 18-year metastatic breast cancer survivor. She lived by the motto “Never Give Up Hope” and inspired all who knew her.

B the Light honors her legacy by coordinating “HOPE Getaways” during or after treatment. Our motto is “Offering HOPE to breast cancer survivors, one getaway at a time.”

The physical, emotional and financial stresses of this disease are devastating. Women who endure chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer often suffer from anxiety, depression and PTSD following treatment. In many cases, they have had their identities as women robbed from them.

According to the American Psychological Association, “When one member of a family has cancer, the whole family is affected.”  HOPE Getaways will allow a survivor to join their family on a healing journey back to feeling “whole” again, without the financial burden of travel expenses.  Your sponsorship will have a direct impact on the lives of women affected in our community and throughout the state of Minnesota.

You will also learn about other programs and events B the Light is working on for 2020 to support breast cancer survivors!

Schedule of Events

·       5:30 p.m. ….. Cocktail reception and Silent Auction
·       7-9 p.m. ….. Dinner, Live auction and Program
·       9 pm…..Music by Midwest Sound

How can you shine your light?

We are currently accepting sponsorships for the 2019 gala and invite you to partner with us for an opportunity to shine your light on women and families affected by this diagnosis.  Download our “Sponsorship levels” to view various sponsorship opportunities, along with the respective benefits of each. Information on donating to the silent auction can be found here also.

Forms and payment may be mailed to the B the Light, P.O. Box 192, New Ulm, MN 56073. Please contact Sarah Jensen Weidman at 612-202-8222 for questions regarding sponsorship or donations.

Tickets for the Gala

Purchase your online tickets here! CLICK HERE. Tickets are $65 each and you also have the option of purchasing a ticket for a Breast Cancer Survivor to attend for free.

To download a paper registration form, CLICK HERE. Form along with payment, may be mailed to:

B the Light
P.O. Box 192
New Ulm, MN 56073
*Checks can be made to B the Light*

Dress Code: Black Tie Optional with a splash of PINK!

2019 Glittery Gold Sponsors ~ $2,500 or More

Chris and Kellie Newman

South View Living Center

Families of Matt & Julie McDonough,
Matt & Carrie Naig, Robert & Nicol Roethler

2019 Shimmering Silver Sponsors ~ $1,000 or More

Bic Graphics


CakeWalk Custom Cakes & Dessert Bar


Chic-Tok Restaurant

Linn Benton Plumbing LLC


Mecca Tattoo & Trent Wyczawski


Pinnacle Masonry

David and Courtney Sprague

Rick and Amy Domeier

Nate and Amanda Groebner

2019 Brilliant Bronze Sponsors ~ $500 or More

Neubauer Family Chiropractic


State Farm – Bob Webb Agency


Alliance Bank

Blethen | Berens


Patrick McGovern’s Pub & Restaurant

27 North Builders

Sleepy Eye Medical Center

Mike’s Collision

Other Sponsors



B The Light
PO BOX 192
New Ulm, MN 56073

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