On Friday, May 6, 2016 more than 300 people attended the Inaugural Hats & Horses: A Derby Celebration to benefit Kennedy Krieger. The event was held at Baltimore Country Club and co-chaired by Aimee Fulchino, Jamie Seward and Lisa Stoler. Thanks to our sponsors, guests, and auction donors, the event raised more than $195,000 which will go directly to purchasing vans for our school programs. People attended all decked out in their derby attire, learned 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. WIN members also have a holiday craft event and participate in a carnival for inpatients and their families. 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! The 2nd Annual Hats & Horses will take place on May 5, 2017.