It seems like all good ideas are hatched over a bottle of wine!
In late 2007 at a monthly networking event, a light bulb materialized above our heads—”Wouldn’t it be great if we could make an event that would bring members of the local wedding industry together AND raise money for a great cause?” A novel idea, there was nothing like it in our area.
Over the next couple of months, Get Hitched, Give Hope was born. For more info, http://www.gethitchedgivehope.com. Also known as, GHGH, it is a non-profit organization that raises money to grant wishes for terminally ill patients through auctions of fabulous wedding goods and services.
We throw a yearly event where brides can shop for wedding services and products:
• We spread the word year round, fundraising for our organization and building awareness for the cause we believe in
• We unify our local Seattle wedding industry by giving business owners an opportunity to give charitably
• We maximize our net proceeds for our chosen charity by working on a 100% volunteer basis. Every event item and service and every hour of behind the scenes busy work is donated by generous members of our community and organization.
Please join us to toast to this wonderful cause that celebrates life and love and the fabulous spirit of giving! It’s an evening not to be missed, where the most stylish way to give is to get!
How do we grant wishes? We have chosen The Dream Foundation to receive our net proceeds this year. Through programs like Dream Granting, Flower Empower, the Toy Program, and the Youth Advisory Committee, the Dream Foundation helps to fulfill dreams every day of the year.
Dream Foundation, founded in Santa Barbara in 1994 by Thomas Rollerson, is the first national wish granting organization for adults suffering life-threatening illness
The mission of the Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families who are battling life-threatening illness.
Dream Foundation helps adults find peace and closure with the realization of a final wish.
Get Hitched Give Hope is also thrilled to support the work of the Young Survival Coalition of Seattle.
A small group of breast cancer survivors began meeting in 2002 in the home of one of its members, and they found there was a need for support and services for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, we have provided a supportive environment for over 100 young women with breast cancer in the Seattle area. As of January 2009, we are honored to represent YSC as an affiliate and bring its national focus to the Pacific Northwest.
Join me, The Wedding Gentleman, www.theweddinggentleman.com, in supporting a wonderful cause!
Francis Michael Lee
Wedding Officiant & Non-denominational Minister