About Us

Daytime Stars and Strikes is a charity event established by two-time Daytime Emmy winning actor Jerry verDorn (Clint/One Life to Live), a cancer survivor. Jerry and former cast member Elizabeth Keifer (Blake/Guiding Light) hosted the annual event, with all proceeds directed to The American Cancer Society, in the hopes of one day finding a cure. Our first event was held in October of 2004 with a handful of Guiding Light actors and about 100 fans. In 2006 the event expanded to actors from the New York soaps--All My Children, As The World Turns, Guiding Light and One Life to Live, with over 60 actors and 300 fans in attendance. Every fall these actors and fans from all over the globe came together for an afternoon of honoring loved ones, sharing stories, bowling, mingling and participating in the raffle/auctions of the day at New York City's Bowlmor Lanes - Times Square in an effort to "strike" out cancer. Everyone's generous contributions went to The American Cancer Society's research, advocacy, education, Look Good Feel Better, wig fittings, breast cancer/prostate cancer support groups as well as Road to Recovery and Reach to Recovery programs! As of January 2014 we raised over $225,000.00. This event is organized by a group of volunteers known as "Jerry's Elves" who come from all over the United States and donate their time in support of Jerry and The American Cancer Society.
 After ten years of raising awareness and funds for The American Cancer Society - the group decided to give another charity an opportunity: Autism. In 2015 and 2016 we raised close to $50,000!  Join us over Columbus Day Weekend 2017 and help us put the pieces of the puzzle together for research, community services, life skills and successful transitions.