Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NYC Walk4Hearing

On Sunday, September 30th we participated in the NYC Walk4Hearing.  Madison had several family members in town for the event… some even traveling across the country to see her.  The weather held out, and we had a nice day on Manhattan’s Upper West Side Riverside Park.  Here is a picture of her entourage during the walk:

A few other pics during the walk:

Madison & Cousin Julian

Madison & Olive

Madison & Cochlear Koala

After the walk, Brian and I hosted a fundraiser for friends, family and colleagues at a bar in Midtown to benefit the Center For Hearing and Communication (CHC).  Madison receives therapy at CHC multiple times a week, and has been going there since she was 6 weeks old.  We believe the therapists there do a fantastic job and are so grateful for everything they’ve done for Madison (and us).  They are able to offer their services to children & adults and funding is provided mainly through donations.

The fundraiser was a 2-hour event that consisted of an open bar and appetizers for $50.  Half the cost of the event went to the bar and the proceeds went to CHC.  In addition, we received numerous donations that we raffled off – signed sports posters, gift cards, books, wine, hotel stay - to name a few.  The raffle helped us raise even more money.   And we must not forget, Brian’s cousin designed T-shirts for the festivities, which were made & donated, by Campus Connection.  All proceeds went to CHC.  

All said and done, Madison raised over $10,000 that afternoon.  We are so appreciative for the gifts we received and are truly blessed by everyone’s generosity and support during this day.  


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