All we can say is WOW!! We continue to be amazed with our staff and volunteers and the amount of effort and energy they have; the month was jammed packed with fundraisers, special events, and speaking engagements.
Special thanks to our dear friends of Allstate Insurance: Roberts Insurance & Financial Services for raising $1,000 to support our mission. Because of Willis Roberts and his staff volunteering with our organization, we were also granted a matching gift from Allstate for an additional $1,000!!! We are overwhelmed with your generosity and support!
We also would like to thank Donna and Jimmy Hilfiger for hosting their annual Cole Spencer Hilfiger Golf Tournament. For over 15 years, Edmarc has been the beneficiary of this important tournament! Donna and Jimmy, we truly appreciate your continued support over the years!
This year we held our 20th Annual Edmarc Charity Golf Classic. The day was picture perfect with a nice warm breeze for the full course of golfers who participated at the Cypress Creek Golfer’s Club. When it was all said and done, a check was presented to Edmarc for $42,000! In 20 years, the Annual Charity Golf Classic has raised $466,061.22! We were blessed to have Dr. & Mrs. Allen Hogge, one of our founding families join us. Allen eloquently spoke about his son Marcus who was our very first patient and the beginning of Edmarc. Special thanks to our Premier Sponsor, Elizabeth River Crossings and the many other sponsors who helped make this event a HUGE success! Mark your calendars for August 17, 2017 so you can be a part of this important event that helps us raise the much needed funds for our kids and their families.
Bayside Harley Davidson held their Anniversary Party on August 13th. The event raised over $2,000 to support our mission! Thanks to Maurice, Rodney, and everyone at Bayside who invited us to be a part of their great party! We need to give a special shout out to our AMAZING volunteers for coming and helping make sure Bayside’s Anniversary Party was successful!
Our dear friends of the Great Bridge Rotary Club invited us to speak at their weekly meeting. They presented Edmarc with a check for $2,500! We are overwhelmed with the Rotary Club’s support over the years!! Thank you, thank you for all of your love and support!
Franklin – Southampton Area United Way stopped by to tour our facility and learn a little more about what our program is doing for people in their community. The support we have received from not only the Franklin – Southampton United Way but all of the local United Way agencies have is AMAZING!!
We ended the month with our 20th annual bereavement camp, Camp M.A.G.I.C, which stands for My Active Grieving Instills Courage. This year, 14 families and 17 volunteers joined us in what was truly an unforgettable weekend. Throughout the weekend families came together to share memories, laughter, tears, and of course s’mores. Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, The Miller Oil Foundation, Rocket Media and everyone else who helped make this year’s camp the best yet!
Did you know Edmarc is a United Way certified agency? It is hard to believe that many companies have already kicked off their United Way campaigns geared to raise money to support the good work of the partnering agencies. If your organization would like to have a speaker from Edmarc come and share our story please contact the office at 757-967-9251. And please remember to designate Edmarc during your United Way Campaign this year!!!
Would you like to become an Edmarc volunteer? Email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child!
The 4th Annual Hope Gala is right around the corner! It will be held on November 5th at the Granby Theater. This year’s theme of masquerade, magic, and mystery is something you do not want to miss! Would you like to become a sponsor at the event or attend, please contact the office at 757-967-9251 or check out the website at www.edmarc.org/hopegala
Check out our 2016 Calendar of Events at www.edmarc.org/events/
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Shop at Kroger? Register your Kroger Plus Rewards Card and designated Edmarc as the charity. Then every time you shop; 5% will come back to Edmarc! www.krogercommunityrewards.com