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A Night of Chocolate, Sharks and Fun! September 26, 2019

Supporting Hope Loves Company.



What Is The Chocolate Meltdown?

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.


About Hope Loves Company

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.


Event Details

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!)


VIP: $275


*Must be 21 and older to attend.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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:


Cooper Electric Supply

 Raare Solutions, LLC


ALS Hope Foundation

 ERA Central Realty Group

David Brown (vALS)

Marge O'Donnell

 International Lease Consultants      

Jeff & Judy Newman

     Elite Acura

Hot, Hot, Hot Entertainment  

   PJ Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant

Selikoff & Cohen, PA 


Miller Truck Leasing

Berkshire Bank

Premier Physical Therapy

MT Pharma


Republic Bank


2019 Vendors

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.

  • Skip's Candies - NUT FREE
  • Cakes & Candies by Maryellen
  • Christopher Chocolates
  • Colby's Gourmet Confections 4 ALS
  • Giambri's Quality Sweets
  • Kelly's Kandy & Nuts
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Lindt
  • Tastykake
  • Gertrude Hawk featuring Mark Ave.
  • WTSO (Wine 'Til Sold Out)
  • Flying Fish Brewery
  • Vine Street Imports
  • Sourland Mountain Spirits
  • Guittard Chocolate Company
  • Plantation Candies
  • Asher's Chocolates
  • Jelly Belly
  • Starbucks
  • Poppers Corn
  • Crazy Susan's Cookie Company
  • Roger Wilco
  • Casani Candy Company
  • Just Born
  • The Sweet Trading Co. - certified Kosher



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. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Hope Loves Company

PO Box 931, Pennington, NJ 08534, US

(609) 730-1144

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