The ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party

A Night of Chocolate, Sharks and Fun! September 27, 2018

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 decadent 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 27, 2018.

**The ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party is in no way affiliated with the Greater Philadelphia ALS Association

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 holds camps in five states that not only provide fun activities for the attendees, but it also provides much needed support from the people that run the camp as well as other children attending who are experiencing the same situation.  

Of the 30,000 Americans diagnosed with ALS each year, 85%

of them have a child or grandchild. Many of these kids become the caregivers of these patients. HLC gives these children a chance to have fun and be themselves along with getting much needed support.

Event Details

DATE: Thursday, September 27, 2018

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 and get a chance to win at least $1000 in our 50/50 Raffle. 


VIP: $250


*Must be 21 and older to attend.

 **The ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party is in no way affiliated with the Greater Philadelphia ALS Association 

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                The Philadelphia Flyers

Raare Solutions, LLC      Bayada

ALS Hope Foundation  GlobalPAY / Anita Grau

Doyle Capital                    International Lease Consultants

cheapSneaks.com       Jeff & Judy Newman

Cytokinetics                     John Noto Allstate Insurance Agency 

Elite Acura                          Hot, Hot, Hot Entertainment     

David Brown (VALS)      BrainStorm Cell Theraputics

Marge O'Donnell             P.J. Whelihan's Pub + Restaurant

TD Bank                                Carl's Cards & Collectibles 

Mod-Pac                              Unified Door & Hardware Group

Miller Truck Leasing      Premier Physical Therapy (Laurie & Carl Contino)


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.

  • Birnn Chocolates of Vermont
  • Cakes & Candies by Maryellen
  • Christopher Chocolates
  • Colby's Gourmet Confections 4 ALS
  • Crazy Susan's Cookie Company
  • Deliciously Different Fudge
  • Giambri's Quality Sweets
  • Kelly's Kandy
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Lindt
  • Tastykake
  • Just Born
  • Gertrude Hawk featuring Mark Ave.
  • Rita's Water Ice
  • Lerro's Candy
  • WTSO (Wine 'Til Sold Out)
  • Patchi Chocolates
  • Philadelphia Brewing Company
  • Commonwealth Ciders
  • RB's Chocolate Revenge


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. Current pot is over $2400!

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Hope Loves Company

PO Box 931, Pennington, NJ 08534, US

(609) 730-1144