CARTI announced early Thursday that it has canceled this year’s Sugar Plum Ball due to the continued coronavirus pandemic.
CARTI is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary cancer care provider offering medical and surgical oncology, diagnostic radiology, and radiation oncology. With 19 treatment locations in 15 communities across the state, CARTI’s mission is to provide convenient access for cancer patients.
Festival of Fashion and the Tux ‘n Trees Gala will be held in person with COVID safety measures in place, on Nov. 19 and 20, respectively. All participants will have to show proof of COVID vaccination, seating will be socially distanced and masks will be required while in the Statehouse Convention Center, except while eating and drinking.
“As coronavirus cases continue to rise, particularly in young children who are ineligible to get vaccinated, we felt it necessary to cancel the Sugar Plum Ball to eliminate the risk of exposure,” said Jennifer Selig, executive director of the CARTI Foundation. “We look forward to holding the Sugar Plum Ball again, in person, in 2022.”