Charity Events

Hope & Healing Fundraiser

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Charity Events, Retro Booth | 0 comments

Hope & Healing Fundraiser

This past weekend, we had the honor of being a sponsor of the Rape Recovery Center’s Hope and Healing Gala. The gala is the RRC’s primary fundraiser, and it was an amazing event! Thanks to the numerous donors, they were able to auction off everything from raffle tickets, to gift baskets, to fine art. The photo booth was a huge hit, and 100% of the proceeds generated went to the cause. The RRC’s mission is to “empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, and therapy and to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence”. They provide vital services to the victims of sexual violence, including a 24 hour crisis hotline that victims can call for counseling and help. We were thrilled that our services were able to raise funds for such a worthy cause. If you didn’t make it to the gala, donations can be made by visiting the RRC’s website....

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Raising Money and Awareness for Terminal Juvenile Batten Disease

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Charity Events | 0 comments

Raising Money and Awareness for Terminal Juvenile Batten Disease

In June 2013 Jason and Heather Hansen received the horrible news that Kennedy, their 15 year old daughter, had been diagnosed with an aggressive terminal illness. Known as Terminal Juvenile Batten Disease, it is very rare disease that only occurs in 2 to 4 of every 100,000 people in the U.S. (Kennedy is the only known case of this disease in Utah). The disease causes mental impairment, worsening seizures, and progressive loss of sight and motor skills. Eventually, children with Batten disease/NCL become blind, bedridden and unable to communicate, and it is always fatal. Since Kennedy’s diagnosis, she is now fully blind and will need a wheel chair in the very near future. Rather than lament their daughter’s affliction, Jason and Heather decided to celebrate Kennedy’s life and throw her the party of a lifetime for her 16th birthday. The event was held at the ballroom at Weber State University, and it included a DJ, a huge silent auction, pizza, ice cream, chocolate fondue fountains, cupcakes, cotton candy, and (of course) our photo booth. Everything at the party was donated, so all the money raised will go to Kennedy’s medical bills. Any money leftover from the fundraising efforts will be donated to a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting this horrible disease. We were very touched by the courage of Kennedy and the outpouring of love from her friends, family, and the volunteers. Both Heather and I were struggling to hold back the tears during Jason’s speech, as he shared stories about Kennedy and his gratitude to all that have helped. If you would like to donate to Kennedy and her cause, follow this link and be sure to “Like” her Facebook...

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