News Release

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Contact: Lisa Coleman, (757) 668-7099

New Holiday Gala Benefits King's Daughters Donor Milk Bank at CHKD

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. —The King’s Daughters will unveil a new gala event to benefit CHKD on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Moonlight & Mistletoe will be a fun, elegant and high energy evening on the 20th floor of the Wells Fargo center at 440 Monticello Avenue in downtown Norfolk offering panoramic views of the city’s holiday lights.

Moonlight & Mistletoe will take the place of two long-standing holiday events: the Holly Ball and the Holly Festival of Trees, which are officially ‘retiring’ after 50 and 30 years of success, respectively.

Vince Pilato, a local veteran of stand-up comedy, will entertain guests as host of the event, which will also feature live and silent auctions of luxury prize packages, cocktails, dinner and dancing to the sounds of Borderline Crazy.

“We have incorporated many popular elements of the Holly Ball and Holly Festival of Trees into this new gala, plus many new surprises. We hope everyone that has enjoyed these two iconic events will join us for this new experience – and, as always, to help CHKD,” says Lisa Coleman, Director of the Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters.

Sponsorships and individual tickets are available with all proceeds benefiting the establishment of The King’s Daughters Donor Milk Bank at CHKD. For more information, call The King’s Daughters office, 757-668-7098, or visit them online at


 The King’s Daughters is a charitable organization founded in 1896 to promote superior pediatric wellness for every child in Southeastern Virginia. The organization continues its mission of advocacy and support today. Now, in concert with Children’s Health System, The King's Daughters support southeastern Virginia’s children with a dedicated Children’s Hospital, outpatient facilities and numerous health care providers. Other signature CHKD services include neonatal and pediatric intensive care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, sports medicine, rehabilitative therapies, primary care and sub-specialty care. Last year, children made more than 600,000 visits to CHKD and its health centers, clinics and physicians.