May 04 | 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
On Friday, May 4, 2018 more than 370 people attended “Hats & Horses Benefiting Kids at Kennedy Krieger”. The event was held at The Grand Lodge and co-chaired by Cynthia Cavanaugh, Aimee Fulchino, Paige Kenney and Lisa Vogel.
Thanks to dedicated committee members, sponsors, guests, and auction donors, the event raised more than $300,000. Event proceeds went towards Kennedy Krieger’s Healing Rooms of the Future.
Our goal is to accelerate the healing process for children recovering from brain injury by tailoring the sensory experience for each child and his or her family. How? By creating hospital rooms that have new technologies to deliver sights, sounds and lighting in a way that stimulates the child’s senses.
Guests attended decked out in their festive derby attire, saw an inspirational video about the work that is being done at Kennedy Krieger, enjoyed a seated dinner and then danced the night away.
This event was hosted by the Women’s Initiative Network for Kennedy Krieger. WIN is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness and resources for Kennedy Krieger by promoting and facilitating volunteerism that assists families whose children are patients at the Institute. They provide monthly meals to parents of inpatients and volunteer on WIN Wednesdays in the children’s therapy room. They do hands-on activities with the children in therapy to help break up the monotony of a long hospital stay. While the activities may seem small to some, they can make the biggest difference to patients and families who are away from all the comforts and normalcy of home. If you are interested in learning more, please visit KennedyKrieger.org/WIN.
Save the date! Next year’s event will take place on May 3, 2019.