Next Wednesday, after the annual DreamBall gala—which benefits the Look Good Feel Better program to help cancer patients look and in turn feel better by boosting their self esteem and confidence—is DreamBall After Dark, which engages the next gen of philanthropic leaders in beauty, fashion, media, and beyond. Over 300 guests will gather at Cipriani 42nd Street, where they can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, participate in a silent auction, and dance the night away to tunes by Isaac Likes Jenny. It’s not too late to join in–buy a ticket HERE. In the spirit of the DreamBall, we polled this year’s committee: What’s your dream?
“A driver with a degree in Carpool Karaoke, an iPhone battery that never goes below 75 percent (hello, panic attack!), a Carly Rae Jepsen-themed workout at Tracy Anderson, and a Thom Browne leather suitcase–monogrammed SMB, please–filled with $100s so that I can donate it to cancer research while paying for all of my friends to attend this year’s DreamBall After Dark. That was a good plug, wasn’t it? But seriously, my real dream is to experience a news cycle where every person feels safe, heard, and supported.”
“To keep on thriving in all areas of a long, healthy, and happy life surrounded by my friends and family. I would like to wake up in a world with less cancer, to not be so terrified that my loved ones or my own life will be cut short by the disease. I’m proud to be a part of this organization!”
“Having worked as a wardrobe stylist for the greater part of my adult life, I realize how much of an impact something like a new pair of shoes or a fierce haircut can change ones outlook on life. Being a part of DreamBall is truly an honor because it means giving cancer patients and survivors the pep in their step when facing each and every day. My ultimate dream is to live in a judgement-free society in which every person can feel truly special and beautiful in the skin they’re in.”
“My dream is that I live in a world where I don’t fear that cancer will affect someone that I care about because we will find a cure. My inspiration to help found DreamBall After and support Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) was my grandmother. Though she did not go through the LGFB program, I’ll never forget the way she was empowered wearing her staple red lipstick during her cancer treatment. In my dream, a bold red lip can only be associated with joy because people are no longer affected by this disease.”
“My dream in life is to be a mother that my children will grow up to respect and admire. I gave birth to my first child, a little boy named Leo, this past July. The love I’m feeling has my heart bursting and my life has an entirely new meaning and purpose. Being a part of an organization like DreamBall After Dark and helping raise money for the Look Good Feel Better initiative is exactly the type of thing I want my children to value. Giving back is such an important part of our mission as humans on this earth. By doing my small part, I hope to leave the world a better place.”
“My dream has always been to live a long, happy and healthy life surrounded by friends and loved ones—ask anyone that sees me wishing on the 11:11 on my phone every morning (yes, I’m superstitious like that). Now, if I was able to pull that dream off whilst wearing couture and fur slippers, living in a palatial apartment in the heart of Saint-Germain, and dining on cheese and wine daily without gaining an ounce, then I would REALLY be living the life. But while we are on the topic…being a part of DreamBall After Dark has been a total dream! What a dynamic and impassioned group of people, all working towards such a necessary cause, it feels so good to be a part of this team. I can’t wait to see everyone on Wednesday!”