Cocktails for a Cause Was a Success

On September 21, 2013

I literally had the idea for this fundraiser on Friday, September 6.  By 7PM on Thursday, September 12, Cocktails for a Cause had become a reality.

As many of you know, we needed to raise $1000.00 in order to secure the Blackhawk Country Club for our big gala next year, in which funds raised will go to Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland to further their adult Sickle Cell research efforts. Thanks to so many of you opening up your hearts and your wallets, we actually exceeded our goal.  We raised over $1150.00!

I owe a huge thank you to the staff at the San Ramon Marriott!  They were so excited about the event and went the extra mile to take care of all guests in attendance.  I also have to shout out to the three gentleman enjoying drinks in the bar who so generously donated just because I asked.

I’m always blown away by the kindness of strangers.  It really did touch my heart that so many people, many of whom I didn’t know, were so eager to help us reach our goal.  I’m already being asked when tickets for the gala will go on sale.  I don’t know yet, but at least mark your calendars for September 13, 2014!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for updates about the planning of this event.

~ Jon’ette

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