ROYAL OAK –
As a preview to this fall’s 21st annual walk, AIDS Walk Detroit is hosting its third annual fundraising event, “Step Inside the Box,” on July 19, from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, located at 316 E. 11 Mile Rd.
Benefitting HIV/AIDS organizations across metro Detroit, “Step Inside the Box” will feature a silent auction of custom-designed “shoe box art” incorporating great gift packages created exclusively for the auction and donated by local artists, businesses and supporters. Strolling gourmet appetizers will be furnished by the expert chefs at Black Finn, D’Amato’s Restaurant, Holiday Market, Pizzeria Biga, Pronto!, The Rock on 3rd, Ye Old Saloon and more, along with complementary wine, beer and signature cocktails.
This year’s silent auction consists of 50 fantastic packages including a pair of first class, round trip tickets to anywhere in Central America provided by Delta Air Lines; 2 one-night Motor City Casino luxury packages valued at $800 each; a MAC Cosmetics gift basket valued at $250 and many more exciting items to bid on. Tickets are $50 in advance. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door (21 & over only). Complimentary parking will be offered in the east side lot of the Farmers Market. To purchase tickets, contact the AIDS Walk Detroit offices at 248-399-9255 or http://stepinsidethebox.eventbrite.com.