As we do every year, together we celebrate the lives of these special children with our Wonderland in Safe Haven Gala… Lauren Pastrana, CBS Anchor was wonderful as she is every year…Pastor Jeff Sullivan started off the evening with a special Invocation…..Gloria Hope gave us a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem….Tommy Abraham, CEO of the Anthony Abraham Foundation, and the Honoree of our Monarch Award gave us a very moving and meaningful presentation and message…… Mike Murphy, V.P. of Coastal Construction spoke from the heart as to why he and his company supports our mission . Both Tommy and Mike encouraged our guests to commit to supporting our Safe Haven family. Gina Perez received a special Safe Haven Ambassador recognition, so well deserved.
We are so blessed to have the support and friendship of so many. One of our Angel donors, Tom and Kathy Shannon flew in late Saturday afternoon from Europe to be with us that night.
A special longtime friend Blanche Roddick who is a generous supporter surprised me by flying in on Friday night and leaving Sunday just to celebrate the evening with us.
As most of you know; everyone associated with our foundation is a volunteer (Ambassadors) giving their time and talent always from their hearts. They make the Gala happen….
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. We would not be able to continue this life saving mission if it were not for you….imagine 269 newborns now have a chance for a future and over 5,000 women assisted in their time of need or crisis.
I know you believe. ..” What is more important than saving the life of a precious, innocent baby, giving them a chance for a future”.
I wish you and your family a special Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.