“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” said Winston Churchill.
The Hope for Henry Foundation is one of those charities that can make a huge difference around the country. The organization has been growing in popularity since 2003, helping to improve the quality of life for more than 16,000 children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Re-Designing the Pediatric Patient Experience
The Hope for Henry Foundation creates amazing programs that entertain, take away stress and empower children to become active participants in their own hospital care.
The foundation focuses on a child’s smiles and laughter, entertaining young patients with gifts, parties and pure fun and simply allowing kids to be kids. Distracting a child from his or her medical treatments, pain and boredom of their hospital stay, are just a few reasons the foundation lives on.
No Wingtips or Stilettos Required
The foundation held a super successful charity event in a Georgetown, D.C. bowling alley. Missing was the stiff, black-tie formality and equally fussy clothing. Instead, the Hope for Henry Foundation stuck to its fun for all roots at the cozy Pinstripes Bowling Alley for the 2015 charity event.
The bowling competition was a blast, with famous faces like CNN’s longtime anchor Wolf Blitzer, Georgetown cupcake owners and sisters Sophie Kallinis Berman and Katherine Kallinis Berman, comedian Donnell Rawlings, former Department of Health and Human Services Head Kathleen Sebelius and Yousef Al Otaiba (https://ambassadoryousefalotaiba.wordpress.com/), Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America.
More Than Pins and Keeping Score
Adding extra pizzazz to the event, featured a silent auction with items liked a signed guitar from the popular Australian singing sensation Cody Simpson, as well as an exquisite four-restaurant tasting by local celebrity chef Jose Andres.
Guests also enjoyed a cocktail hour with great appetizers, music and even a surprise visit from comic book fame’s Spiderman.
The charity event is so unique in concept, it has attracted coverage from the esteemed Washington Post, local television broadcast affiliates and others.
The Hope for Henry Foundation is non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area. The foundation has been the winner of numerous awards, being cited most recently by People Magazine’s “Heroes Among Us” in 2016.
To learn more, visit the Hope for Henry Foundation here.