Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels hosted its annual fundraiser, Night of Hope Gala, Oct. 26 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The evening, themed “Fight Like a Kid,” recognized Tammy Holinger with the Jo Dirtadian Volunteer of the Year Award and Jane D’Amelio with the Marty Tallman Selfless Heart Award.
Helen Kazemi chaired the evening, that raised $425,000. Mark McClune, sports anchor for 3TV and CBS 5, served as the evening’s emcee. Subyn Wadsworth was the auctioneer.
Sponsors included Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Joni DiMino, The Karas Group, Launch Real Estate, Two Hawks Design & Development, Larissa Hoss Realty and Swift Charities.
Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels supports the here-and-now needs of families impacted by childhood cancer. It was founded in honor of Amanda Hope, a little girl battling cancer who had a special dream to help other children in her situation. Her mother, Lorraine Tallman, founded the organization to turn her wish into reality for thousands of children. Today, Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels provides Comfycozy’s for Chemo apparel, comfort and care counseling, major distraction events and financial assistance to families throughout Arizona.
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