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2015 Cattle Baron's Ball 

September 26 at Cobo Center in Detroit

Metro Detroiters celebrated til the cows came home at the annual American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball on September 26, 2015 at Cobo Center in Detroit. The ever-popular gala, presented by Ford Motor Company, generated more than $1.4 million this year to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. The Ball was led by honorary chair Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing at Ford. 

The event also featured live performances by The Swon Brothers, a duo who earned a national fan base after a top three finish on NBC’s The Voice, fun activities such as mechanical bull riding and an exciting live auction, which generated more than $400,000 alone for the event. The live auction featured an array of one-of-a-kind experiences, including a one-of-one 2016 Shelby GT 350R Ford Mustang, a VIP Super Bowl 50 experience for two, a luxury vacation to the Dominican Republic and more. 

Guests at the event enjoyed a strolling supper featuring more than 20 of the areas most respected chefs and restaurants. Culinary awards were presented in the categories of “Best Sweet,” “Best Savory,” and “Best in Presentation.” Winners were selected at the Cattle Baron’s Ball by a panel of judges and were announced during the traditional Parade of Chefs. Winners included:

Best Sweet:  Annabell Cohen Cooks Detroit
Best Savory:  Firebird Tavern
Best in Presentation: Coach Insignia 

Through the support of generous companies and individuals, the Cattle Baron’s Ball provides funding for much needed programs, services and research needed to save lives from cancer. Since the Ball’s debut, more than $14 million has been raised in support of the American Cancer Society, who uses its century of experience and unwavering commitment to beating cancer by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back. 


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