The Chocolate Meltdown is the premier event to support Hope Loves Company. Attendees will enjoy all sorts of incredible chocolate, candy, food and drinks while taking in the beautiful scenery at the Adventure Aquarium’s Currents ballroom and Shark Realm. Think of it as Trick-or-Treating for adults. This year’s event will take place on Thursday evening, September 26, 2019.
Hope Loves Company is the only non-profit in the U.S. with the mission of providing educational and emotional support to the children and young adults who had or have a loved one battling ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
HLC's premier program, Camp HLC, is now held in six states and is a wonderful opportunity for children, young adults, and families affected by ALS to come together to have fun, build friendships, and feel less alone in their challenges.
Of the 30,000 Americans affected by ALS each year, it's estimated that 85% have children or grandchildren. Often, these children become caregivers to their loved one battling the disease. HLC offers these children a chance to enjoy the typical camp experience of hiking, swimming, zip-lining, and more, while also receiving support from peers who share in their experiences.
DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019
LOCATION: Adventure Aquarium, One Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
VIP RECEPTION: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
VIP guests will get the opportunity to spend an hour and a half in the main aquarium after hours. VIP exclusives include a champagne bar, butlered hors d'oeuvres, a raw seafood bar, pasta bar, and hands on interaction with live exhibits including a chance to meet one-on-one with a penguin. VIP's will also receive a Chocolate Rose which is a chance to win our 50/50 Raffle.
THE MELTDOWN: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
The main event will take place in the Currents Ballroom and Shark Realm. Guests can walk through the shark tunnel while enjoying an open bar, food, chocolate fountains, and every type of sweet treat imaginable.
There will be a Silent Auction where everyone can bid on incredible trips, experiences, sports tickets and memorabilia, and more.
Attendees and Non-Attendees can buy a Chocolate Rose for $25 for a chance to win our 50/50 Raffle. (Last year our winner walked away with over $3,000!)
*Must be 21 and older to attend.
The ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party cannot happen without you! All proceeds from the event will go to support Hope Loves Company and their camps. Please Click Below to become a sponsor and help directly support kids and families affected by ALS.
Special thanks to our growing list of sponsors:
THE RETAIL CONFECTIONERS ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA
Cooper Electric Supply
Raare Solutions, LLC
The Philadelphia Flyers
ALS Hope Foundation
ERA Central Realty Group
David Brown (vALS)
International Lease Consultants
Jeff & Judy Newman
Hot, Hot, Hot Entertainment
PJ Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant
Carl's Cards & Collectibles
Miller Truck Leasing
We want to thank the vendors that attend the event to give out their treats as well as those that donate product for our volunteers to give out.
All VIP guests will receive a complimentary Chocolate Rose. Additional Roses will be available for purchase for $25 online and at the venue. Winner will be drawn on Facebook Live at the party and need not be present.