Topic: 2nd Annual Memorial Silent Auction Benefit Update
The 2nd Annual Memorial Benefit was a great success. The event was held at Sizzle Bistro In Manchester, NH. We had over 65 items, which were all donated for the Silent Auction, there was a 50/50 raffle – and my sister (who owns the restaurant donated 10 bottles of wine, which we sold wine corks for $5/each and at the end of the night 10 lucky winners got to pick a bottle of wine.
It was an emotional night of sharing stories – great food – music – and a night to raise awareness and money. $8,200. total was raised for The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation - WOW!!!!! As I reflect on the generosity and kindness everyone has shown for Jacques and Becki – it was a very emotional night. Rob (who helped with this years benefit in honor of his mother, Becki Mignogna, who lost her battle with CC on January 17th, 2013 - which ironically is my Jacques' birthday - was not able to attend the Benefit as his first child – a son, Ryan was born at 4:30 PM, the day of the benefit.
Another member of the CC family Suzanne Murch aka Oceangirl, and her family came up from Bolton, MA. She is a sweetheart - I just wish I had more to talk with them that night - but I was busy with all of the logistics - I did not have much time to socialize.
As I said the night of the benefit - it is because of my amazing family and friends, that I make it through this so called life - for this I am truly blessed. I have already started making to-do lists and plans for next year's 3rd Annual Benefit. CANCER - I am out to get you - Watch out!!!!!