11Alive’s Cheryl Preheim to Emcee 5th Annual Handbag HULLABALOO!

Guests the Chance to Win Designer Handbags

Cheryl Preheim

Cheryl Preheim

ATLANTA – No look is complete without a designer handbag. It is even better to be stylish while feeling good about giving back to support families of sick kids.. On Thursday, March 31, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities will host our annual Handbag HULLABALOO!, where guests will have the opportunity to win designer handbags, all generously donated by community partners, by playing “bingo-like” raffle games. Cheryl Preheim, weekday morning anchor at 11Alive, will emcee the unique, one-of-a-kind event at 6:30 p.m. at The Stave Room (199 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324) and virtually. Individual tickets are $150 in-person/$125 virtually and a table for 10 is $1,500. Get tickets here. 

“This is the epitome of a fun girls’ night out, but you also have the added benefit of supporting an amazing charity,” Cheryl says. “Helping support children with illnesses and their families by playing games to win high-end designer bags is a dream event. I’m thrilled to be a part of it and know firsthand how much the families staying at the Houses need our support.”

The philathropic handbag heaven will feature brands such as YSL, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, and others. All proceeds from the event benefit Atlanta RMHC and will help keep families with sick children close to each other and near the medical care they need.

Cheryl and her husband are grateful to use their personal experience to give back to the community. A mother of four children, Cheryl works closely with organizations helping children with medical challenges. Her son, Joshua, had an unexpected open-heart surgery when he was 7 years old. Weeks after Joshua’s surgery, her youngest child, Joseph, was born with a kidney condition. She created the “Brave Conquers Fear” profiles in courage series based on the motto Joshua created before his surgery.

“Since 2018, we have raised nearly $500,000 through Handbag HULLABALOO, which has enabled us to host and support families 3,874 families for a night, saving them more than $1.1 million on food, hotel and other expenses,” says Beth Howell, President and CEO of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. “The response to this event has been overwhelming, and we’re excited to bring it back in a newly created hybrid version this year.”