October 21st, 2009 by edit1media
Another reason for a girls night on the town! Get Hitched Give Hope is coming up on Thursday October 29th from 5:30pm-9pm at the fabulous Arctic Club Hotel. Not only is it a great excuse to go out with your friends and plan your wedding at the same time, but you’ll help raise money for a wonderful breast cancer charity: Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. Making Memories is a lot like Make-a-Wish, but for adults. Last year, Get Hitched Give Hope raised $30,000 and were able to:
- Send a family of 8 to Hawaii (aloha!)
- Send a family of 6 to hang out with Mickey and his buddies at Disney World
- Send a family of 4 to Hawaii (mahalo!)
- Grant the wish of a dream wedding in the lovely town of Port Orchard
- Send a mom and her son to Key West for one last fabulous vacation
The goal this year is to raise $50,000 which is about 12 wishes. All of the wonderful people who work really, really hard on this event volunteer 100% of their time, all while still running their own businesses. Are they crazy? No, they’re just helping people in need!
The auction has some pretty amazing items up for bid. Stuff like diamond wedding bands, spa treatments, wedding planning, wedding flowers, wedding photography, a trip to Mexico (sombrero not included), custom invitations and wedding stationary, transportation for the big day, and last but not least, a couture wedding gown (what the what?!? I am NOT kidding!).
As a lot of you know, cancer hits home with Edit 1 Media. Chris and Laura’s son Matthew battled cancer twice before the age of 3. Through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, their entire family was able to enjoy a trip to Disney World. It was a vacation they’ll never forget. It was supposed to be their last big trip together as a whole family since Matthew was so sick, but thankfully his cancer went into remission and he is now a healthy, happy (almost) 15 year old with an amazing personality.
Here is some info on the awesome, giving gals (and one dude!) who put tons of time and effort into this event:
Eliza Truitt of Eliza Truitt Photography
Barbie Hull of Barbie Hull Photography
Laurel McConnell of Laurel McConnell Photography
Wendi Hroncich of Ethereal Events
Holly-Kate Foss of Sweet Pea Events
Shannon Lassen of Sublime Wedding and Event Planning
Kaycee Parker of Parker Events
Ryan Barr of Excel Coatings
Pictured here is the GHGH crew with Brenda from Making Memories
If you’re in the middle of planning your wedding, these vendors are all awesome AND they’re philanthropic…what’s better than that? Also, all of the auction items are donated out of the goodness of those vendor’s hearts.
So do like you did last Thursday for Urban Unveiled. Set your DVR for all those great Thursday night shows (especially Community, my new personal fave!) put on your best party shoes, enjoy some fabulous drinks, eat delish food, and open your heart (and wallet!) for a good cause. Buy your tickets here and we’ll see you on the 29th!
If you want to see what a great event it was last year, check this video out that we put together! (photos by Jeff LaPlante Photography)
–Julie, Edit 1 Media Studio Manager