This last week, I had the honor of photographing a charity function for the Angel 34 Foundation. Its always so inspiring to see people donating their hard earned money and time for charity. It was a pretty fun time with a band playing great music, a silent auction, delicious cupcakes from Granny Schmidts bakery, Balloons from Balloon Works, and some wine and hors d’oeuvres. All the decor and lighting of the event was supplied by Omnivent and there was even an amazing vacation prize given by VIP Vacations.
So let me tell you a little about this great foundation. I have taken a few paragraphs from their website and added them below.Since its establishment in 2003, Angel 34 is committed to bring hope and healing to the children and families of those affected by childhood cancer. Thanks to the support of our partners, sponsors and volunteers we have made great strides, but there is much more to do in a race we must win…for the sake of our children.
Days after her 13th birthday, Nicole was diagnosed with cancer. Having witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of cancer on families, the financial burden that cancer carries with it and the hopelessness that can come with the disease, Nicole was moved with the desire to start a foundation at the age of 14. Out of compassion for every child she came across, she vowed that she could make a difference in that child’s life.
It was her wish that every child have their own angel during their time of need and if possible to share her angel with them.
“It’s not about me and never will be about me, it’s about those children who will go through what I’ve been through.” – Nicole Sheriff
Angel 34, with the help of thousands like you, has continued her legacy to help children and families, pursue advancements in research and treatments and find a cure.