On March 10th, 2012 Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation awarded The Urso Family (Bear Cartage) with the 2012 William J. Casey Hope Award at The 19th Annual Bear Tie Ball held at the UIC Forum. The Hope Award is given in memory of William J. Casey's devotion, love and compassion for children with cancer. Bear Necessities established the award to honor both a corporation or organization and an individual who assist Bear Necessities in its critical mission to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.
This year's Bear Tie Ball was attended by close to 800 people and raised over $700,000 for Bear Necesssities in their fight against pediatric cancer. Attendees were treated to music, dancing, great speakers and a fantastic silent auction and raffles. On behalf of Bear Cartage, everyone involved with our golf outing and the Urso family, we are truly honored to be presented the Hope Award. We honestly believe it has been our pleasure and privilege to work with Bear Necessities and look forward to continuing our partnership with them.
As part of the Hope Award, Nick Urso delivered an acceptance speech on behalf of the Urso Family (Bear Cartage). To listen to his speech click on the following link: 2012 William J. Casey Hope Award Acceptance Speech