On Thursday September 17th, we celebrated Hopecam's 16th Year at our Hopecam Celebration Dinner. The event was held at Bazin's On Church in Vienna, VA. $70,000 was raised that evening, to connect more children fighting cancer!
Hopecam Alumni Child Elyssia then gave a beautiful speech about Hopecam and Logitech and how we helped her during treatment while attending school.
Hopecam Child Poppy attended the event and her mom and Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Fries both gave inspiring speeches about Poppy when she was in treatment she used Hopecam and was able to connect with her friends at school when she could not go.
The event was sold out and Bazin's On Church provided an amazing 3 course dinner!
After dinner Len Forkas introduced Matteo Lambert. Matteo is Hopecam's Race For A Reason Champion. Matteo who is only 9 years old is running 32 5Ks across the United States to raise funds for Hopecam so that more children fighting Cancer can connect. At each race he wears a cape of a different Hopecam child, and after the race is completed he sends his medal and the cape to the Hopecam child. Sometimes he gets to meet them in person! Matteo has raised over $54,000. Please visit his website to see where Matteo is racing next and to make a donation. Len surprised Matteo with a special award that night for everything he has done for Hopecam and being a voice for children fighting cancer!
Members of the Apple Federal Credit Union also attended including CEO Andy Grimm, Senior Vice President of Community Relations Robert Sowell Sr., Cynthia McAree and Alicia Debow and they presented Matteo and Hopecam a check for $15,000!
Thank you to all of our sponsors for the night:
Lindsey Joelle Miller Memorial Fund
Jacky and Jeff Copeland
Carol and Will Kaffenberger
Wendy and Jim Maiwurm
Eva Perdahl –Wallace
Leigh Ann and Christian Schultz
A special thank you to our Hopecam Team Lauren Priestas, Sara Dia, Sam Rosko and Brett Fox for working tirelessly to ensure a successful and fun evening.
Thank you to Emiritus Board Member Scott Stewart for engaging the crowd to raise the paddles and help connect more children to life!
Thank you to all of our amazing Hopecam volunteers for everything you do for Hopecam!
Thank you to Gregg Landry from Blue Rock Productions, for capturing all the photos at the celebration dinner. See more scrolling photos of the 2019 Hopecam Celebration Dinner above.
THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT HOPECAM!