3rd & 4th Graders Raise Money for Komen

From left to right: Brianna Doherty, Kaileeann Block, Christina Galup, Kamilla Delgado, Gabriela Pasitoniu.

It is always so inspiring to see children raising money for Komen and when our office received a $52 donation from a group of 3rd and 4th graders from Trinity United Methodist Church & School, we were once again amazed. The young girls (ages 8-10) came up with the idea on their own and they raised money in their aftercare program from parents as they picked up their kids. According to Kaileeann’s mom, they have all heard of women who had died of breast cancer, including Kaileeann’s Grandma, Ione Otto.  They then researched all the other types of cancer and were even more sadden.  They wanted to try to make a difference and help find a cure while also hoping that others will do the same. The parents of these young philanthropists should be very proud and we are lucky to benefit from their fundraiser!

Tucker by Gaby Basora Fundraiser

Tucker girls showing off the beautiful designs!

We were thrilled when Tucker by Gaby Basora approached us to do a fundraiser to benefit our Affiliate! With spring in full bloom, Tucker brought a special selection of their line to a private sale at the beautiful Soho Beach House and donated 15% of the proceeds to Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. The two-day event in March allowed shoppers to get a first look at blouses, dresses and bottoms. Tucker is worn by trendy celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Freida Pinto, Rashida Jones and Busy Philipps. Check out these two great articles on Gaby Basora from Zappos Blog and Refinery29.

Our view from the Soho Beach House!