Kudos & Kindness: Overwhelmed by community support that made St. Baldrick’s fundraiser a success
On behalf of the families of Bailey Johnson and Caitlyn Drennan, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of South Lake Tahoe for the tremendous response to the first St. Baldrick’s Event at the South Tahoe Ice Arena. I am honored and humbled to have been part of such an outpouring of love to help children who suffer from childhood cancer.
I could not have hosted such an event without the help of these giving individuals and sponsors: South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, Chris Cefalu, Van Oleson, Shannon Beni, Adventure Mountain, Linda and Jim Mueller, Grand Central Pizza, Sessions Salon, Phresh Endz, Acqua Hair Design, Just Kuts, Tahoe Tribune, Outside TV, Dreu Murin, Jen Scanio, KRLT, KTHO, KOWL, Mott Canyon, Mo’s Place, Louie Trio, Laurie Brazil, Teams: Bailey’s Hope, Tahoe Douglas Fire/East Fork Fire, CalStar 6, South Lake Tahoe Fire, Team David, Team Malkus, El Dorado County Sheriffs, South Tahoe Police, Heavenly Valley Ski Patrol, Lake Valley Fire, Dr. Brothers & Friends, Century 21 Tahoe Paradise, Team South Side and the volunteers.
Without the volunteers, Barbers and Shavees, the St. Baldrick’s Event could not have taken place. Your gifts cannot be duplicated! It is so much more than the money and time that you gave. It is the inspiration, love and hope that you give to the children and their families who are in the fight of their lives that warms my heart more than you will ever know.
That said, you will be pleased to know that your efforts have raised more than $63,000 – more than my wildest dreams could have imagined for a St. Baldrick’s event! We are blessed to have such a wonderful community to live in of such giving, caring people as friends.
– Christy Smith, Bailey’s nonny St. Baldrick’s