The Virtual Gala



For the last six years, hundreds of us have come together on one special night to support the mission of fighting melanoma. 

This year, we’re bringing the magic of the gala into your homes with a virtual event. We promise it will be like no other event you’ve ever attended, filled with surprises delivered both to the big screen – and to your doorstep. Guests will also enjoy early access to our silent auction and will have opportunities to bid on live items during the event.


Contributing Chefs

Each ticket receives a contact-free food delivery to enjoy during the live event. 

Chef and farmer, Blake Gotliffe along with his wife, Megan Gotliffe, pastry chef of I Do Cakes, started Under the Oak Farm in the spring of 2015. This small, 3,000 square foot, sustainable farm is tucked away behind their home, in a quiet neighborhood in the charming town of Clayton, NC. What started as a hobby, has now grown into a full service restaurant and catering company based out of downtown Smithfield, NC.

This culinary couple has been cooking in the Triangle area for 8 years. Blake honed the majority of his craft at Standard Foods, a restaurant/grocery just outside downtown Raleigh. During his 3 years there, he had the privilege of learning from talents like James Beard Nominee Chef Scott Crawford, Chef Eric Montagne, and Butcher Jeremy Hardcastle.

Megan, most recently of The Umstead Hotel in Cary, NC, was also the Pastry Chef of Mandolin, an upscale, southern inspired restaurant in the Five Points area of Raleigh. Following her true passion, she created, I Do Cakes, a custom cake shop for all occasions.

As a team, they strive to create an unforgettable dining experience for you and your loved ones, whether at their restaurant, local venue, or under the big oak tree twenty feet from their garden.