Cancer Legal Line is a nonprofit organization, founded by attorney Lindy Yokanovich, that provides pro bono legal services to Minnesotans with cancer. Cancer Legal Line was founded with the simple premise that sometimes a lawyer’s help is exactly what a cancer patient needs to be well.
On Belay is the name of Cancer Legal Line’s annual fundraising gala. Belaying refers to a variety of techniques climbers use to exert tension on a climbing rope so that a falling climber does not fall very far. More specifically, On Belay is a safety net that provides comfort and security until the climber gets sure footing. The team at Cancer Legal Line felt this term relates so well to what they do for cancer patients every day!
The 2015 On Belay event was the first year the event was moved from Van Dusen Mansion to the Metrpolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. Both venues are wonderful. The decision to move the event was based on guest count and the Metropolitan’s open floorplan. Here’s a snapshot of the event:
Date: Thursday, September 10
Venue: Metropolitan Ballroom
Emcee: Heather Brown, WCCO-TV