Cocktails for a Cause

A New York Nights Public Service Announcement

By Gamal Hennessy

Fundraisers and special events are an important part of the nightlife community. Throwing a good party is a great way to get other people interested in a cause that affects you directly. Marketing professional Delilah Balding lost her father to cancer earlier this year, so she has decided leverage her professional experience to help find a cure.

Cocktails for a Cause is an event Ms. Balding has developed in conjunction with the Benefit Relay for Life and the LGBT Community and it has all the elements of a great party. Well known spirit brands including Absolut, Captain Morgan, Cuervo, Dewars, Jack Daniels and Tanqueray will provide the liquor for the open bar and body painted models will be selling raffle tickets for special prizes. I’m not sure where they will keep the tickets or the change if they are only wearing body paint, but it will be fun finding out.

The event will be held on Friday August 27 from 9pm-11pm at Haven Lounge (244 East 51st Street). Tickets will be $30 in advance or $35 at the door. If you’d like to purchase tickets, make a donation or find out more information about the event, please go to this link or contact Delilah directly at

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Advance admission is $30 and can be purchased online through PayPal here:

Have fun.