McDazzle 2009Ricky and I were very lucky to be able to attend this year's McDazzle Benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana. Aiden's developmental therapist (and also our friend and neighbor), Jennifer McGeorge, found out about the event last week, made a few phone calls with us in mind, and when inquiring about how to get last minute tickets she happened to be put in touch with a couple that had 2 extra seats at one of the two tables they had purchased!
Jennifer was so excited for us to be able to experience this event as she knows that the RMH is a cause that is close to our hearts. We scrambled to arrange a last-minute babysitter and were so happy when my sister agreed to drive down from Northern Kentucky to stay with our boys for the evening. My mom and my niece ended up coming down as well - as we had rescheduled Ethan's 2nd Birthday Party for the next afternoon and would be coming down anyway.
We were the guests of Seth and Sarah Stewart, although we had never met them before. Seth is on the RMH board, and spoke during the event, talking a little about how his family became involved, why it is such an important resource for families, and then introducing the Snyder family who brought their little boy on stage as they talked about his fight with cancer and the many ways they benefited from the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
There was a silent auction, cocktails, music, dinner and a live auction as well. It was quite an honor to be a part of this special evening, and we want to thank Jennifer for thinking of us and making it happen. We also want to thank the Stewart's for offering us the extra seats and making us feel like welcome guests. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and look forward to the next McDazzle event!