On Saturday October 5th Jadon’s Hope Foundation hosted our fundraising event, “Bettin’ on HOPE!” The evening was appropriately titled because that is what we do every day of our SMA journey – we bet on hope and we dream of a day when SMA is cured. As a newly formed foundation, we are committed to building awareness, funding research efforts and helping families. When Jadon was diagnosed, we were blessed to be surrounded by amazing support from families that had walked the path before us and we vowed that one day, we wanted to pay it forward and help other SMA families. In our first year, Jadon’s Hope Foundation has been focused on raising awareness and directly impacting families.
The night started out strong and was full of awareness! On every table we had pictures of SMA Angels and SMA Warriors – each paired with a Personal Sponsor. Our Personal Sponsors came from all across the country – in many cases, they did not know the SMA Angel or SMA Warrior they would be sponsoring, but they too want to see an end to SMA. And with every bid that took place during the live auction and every bid line filled during the silent auction – we saw another Angel or Warrior face. Those precious faces we are committed to help. We saw families receiving a piece of much-needed equipment. We saw one more person learning about SMA. We saw extraordinarily generous people open up their hearts and want to make a difference in the lives of SMA families. And for that, we are humbled.
For those who attended, a sincerely giant THANK YOU. The event raised over $25,000. Because of you, JHF will be able to have an immediate impact on SMA Families. Earlier this year, we partnered with the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) with a grant for their Project Mariposa program. With funds raised during “Bettin’ on Hope”, we will be increasing our support of Project Mariposa as well as purchasing much needed equipment for the Families of SMA equipment closet. This means over 25 families in the coming months are going to be directed impacted. WOW! Truly, it was a night to remember.
There were so many people who did so much, but we definitely have to recognize Robbin Gill who put the whole night together. She did an amazing job with the entire event. We also have to thank Christy Rottinghaus for her hard work of hitting the pavement and finding people willing to donate all of those amazing items.
We would like to thank our, event sponsors, table sponsors, and mini-racer sponsors.
Our ACES SPONSORS
It’s Your Party KC
Rob the Realtor
Woodson Place Antiques & Interiors
We will be posting the Warrior/Angel table cards on our facebook page over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check them out at: www.facebook.com/JadonsHopeFoundation
(These beautiful ladies are sisters)
Besides the typical casino games like Blackjack, craps, and roulette we also had LIVE MOUSE RACES. This is the Championship Race!
The video shown at the event (without “This Little Light of Mine”)