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Hugs for Brady Winter Gala 2012 - A Wonderful Night...

The 2nd Annual Hugs for Brady Winter Gala was a huge success.  It started off with a bang and ended as dramatically as it began. 

Thanks to Ray and the Northern Lights Pyrotechnics Club the gala kicked off with a 35 minute awesome firework display that would rival any 4th of July celebration. Ray and his 16 volunteers donated the entire cost and it was just spectacular. 

Richard, Josh and Rene of the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse the facility, staff and your total support of our event was beyond expectations.  The ambiance, the food and the service were just brilliant; thank you. 

The music courtesy of the Rhythm, Reeds and All That Brass was first-rate and we hope to see you guys again.  Our MC; Bret Barron of WCTC 1450 was great and we are sincerely indebted to you.

Our three special speakers; Casey, Ryan, and Scott were unbelievable describing their battles with pediatric cancers.  They added a new definition to the word courage.  Thank you one and all!  

We also presented a check to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey for $50,000.00 to fund New Jersey's first Pediatric Cancer Young Investigator Program.  Those in attendance also got the opportunity to view our latest video:  http://vimeo.com/36517676

Finally, while Brad Benson's acceptance speech for the Hugs for Brady Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian of Year Award was interrupted his words were truly inspirational. 

I would remiss if I did not thank all the truly wonderful volunteers for making last night a remarkable success.  From Ray, Al, Ray, and everyone else - Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

In closing; Sherrie and the twins are doing extremely well.  Sherrie is home and resting.  She (at the direction of her doctor, board of directors, and Mom) will be on sabbatical until further notice. 

All communications regarding any/all aspects of the Hugs for Brady Foundation should be sent to my attention at: mwells@hugsforbrady.org

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.  As always; hugs, prayers and good thoughts to the 40,000 kids battling cancer...

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Judy Walters February 21, 2012 at 09:26 PM
It was a wonderful night! I'm so very impressed with what Hugs for Brady has done in such a short time.


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