Update: Chocolate Ball 2022


Cancelling the 36th Annual Chocolate Ball

It is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to cancel the 2022 Chocolate Ball.  Given the particularly contagious nature of the Omicron variant and the expected spike in cases during the month of January, we do not feel that we could safely host an in-person event. While we are disappointed that we are unable to gather and celebrate on February 5th, as a health and human services agency, we believed it was our responsibility to prioritize safety.pace

The Chocolate Ball is our largest annual fundraiser, and we were counting on raising $100,000 to support our epilepsy programs. A shortfall in funds raised by Chocolate Ball will directly impact our ability to provide much needed services. We are hopeful you’ll still be able to help us meet, and even exceed, that goal.

How to help!

While the in-person event has been cancelled, we are offering other ways to stay involved, feed your chocolate cravings, and help us raise much needed funds.

Chocolate Ball to Go – $50

Bring home a little bit of the Chocolate Ball with the “Chocolate Ball to Go” package which includes an exquisite Lotus Bowl from Encore Chocolates and a small bottle of prosecco. *

31 Days of Giving!

The majority of our campers require financial assistance to attend Camp EAGR or Camp COAST. Funds raised by Chocolate Ball help fund camp scholarships. Event’s proceeds also funds our epilepsy first aid training, epilepsy education, teen weekends, and support groups.

We welcome any donation amount, and here is something sweet for larger contributions:

  • $250 Donation
    • 12 assorted cookies
  • $500 Donation
    • 6 cupcakes
  • $1,000 Donation
    • 12 cupcakes
    • Inclusion in the RBJ ad
  • $2,500 Donation
    • Mini cake
    • Social media profile
    • Inclusion in the RBJ ad
  • $5,000 Donation
    • Full-size cake
    • Social media profile
    • Inclusion in RBJ ad

* Chocolate Ball To Go packages are for pick-up only.

Pick up at 1650 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Pick up days as follows:

Friday, 2/11/22, 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, 2/12/22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.


Pick up at 6493 Ridings Road, Suite 115, Syracuse NY. Pick up day as follows:

Friday, 2/11/22, 4:00 – 6:00 pm