Helping Lives Bloom First Annual Gala
|Helping Lives Bloom First Annual Gala|
At the California Belle Riverboat
Tickets are $65 per person
Tickets will go on sale 2 weeks before the event.
Companies get special packages.
We are highlighting the colors of orange and gray to show awareness in support for Leukemia and Brain Cancer.
You can also @mail Dr. Chandler de Bello for more information.
We look forward to your support.
| Live Music:
Acrobatic Dance with Jin
Fire Dance with Gwydion
Musical Performance (guitar, keyboard or dance) with Mikael
Special Feather Dance with Mitzi
| Auction Items:
RESULTS: TOTAL MONEY RECEIVED: $125,825
[Bids started at $20]
Book :"You'll be Fine" autographed and authored by Dusk
5 Books in a set, autographed, with pictures and foot notes, authored by Brandon
5 Japanese Art Pieces donated by Toshi from Asian Pacific Community Center
4 Pieces of Jewelry created by Denise
LeyLine Zodiac 5 High End Cell Phone, and 1 year of free service from Ezra
2 Art pieces by Thana
1 Art piece by Adele Sweetheart
A Private meal cooked by Wilder Creations
4 Private Cooking Lessons with Wilder
2 specially made clothing items of leather by Brohain
1 Metal Bowl Firepit with Sun Design donated from Robert
1 Metal Square Firepit with Dragon Design donated from Paul_Barakat
1 Heart Shaped clock created by Erin
(Stunning Walnut wood Handle Handle Length = 21.00 Inches, Blade Length = 7” Inches Blade width = 6” Inches. The blade is Made By 1095/15N20 ALLOY STEELS (176 true Layers) Silver Stag etched into the blade.)
(Hand forged from 1080+, the handle is made from oak with antler guard and pommel- the spacer is brass, copper, and steel. -12" blade -5" A Silver Stag etched into the blade.)
(1060 Folded Carbon Steel Blade(13 folds, 8192 layers) Blade Length: 23” Handle Length : 6” Ebony Wood Scabbard and Handle. handcrafted brass fittings, friction lock. Blade: Fully Sharpened (Sharp) This walking cane offers exquisite details of a truly handmade sword cane. A Silver Stag etched into the blade.)
| The Rodrigo Family
Arlo and Vinita Rodrigo immigrated from Cuba to the United States with the six-month-old daughter Novia to chase their American Dream for their family. Arlo worked full time in construction while studying for his master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture. Vinita was working at a high school as a Spanish teacher. When Novia was just two years old, she was diagnosed with childhood non Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was not expected to survive beyond a year.
Novia is now sixteen years old, and a senior at Tampa Preparatory School in Florida. She has her sights set on studying international politics and law at an ivy league college. You’ll be able to meet the Rodrigo family and hear their story at the Helping Lives Bloom annual gala event.
The Kiong Family
Kiong Li is from the Jiangxi province of the People’s Republic of China. He came to the United States to finish his PhD in Physics, and now works as professor at MIT and does theoretical research in particle physics and quantum mechanics. For the past ten years, Li has moved back and forth between his home in China to be with his family, and his home in the US to work.
Three years ago, his then 12-year-old son Kun was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Li moved his wife Jun and his son out to the US in search of the best medical help he could find. The family worked with Dr. McMillan and Dr. de Bello at the University of New Mexico’s Children’s Hospital on an aggressive treatment plan involving chemo therapy and multiple surgeries. Kun is now in remission, and is expected to live a full, long and healthy life. Meet the Kiong family, and talk to them about their struggles and triumphs over the last few years.
| Thank You to Prospect Memorial Hospital for allowing the Helping Lives Bloom Committee put together this Gala to help out the families of the Pediatric Cancer Patients it serves.
Special Thank You to everyone who has donated their goods, talents, and time to make this event a success!
The Helping Lives Bloom Committee
| Total Monetary Donations: $198,250
Cromwell Actuarial Consultation
Sunflower Charity Group
Office of Larry Dwyer
Meal Catered by Smoke and Barley
Hors d'oeuvres and Desserts by Wilder
Security and Electronics by The Oasis Casino and Vex Security