The Aubrey Rose Foundation is very excited to announce our “Magic in MEXICO” Travel experience giveaway! One lucky donor will enjoy a dream getaway for 2 to their choice of 3 Palace Resorts in Cancun, Mexico complete with round-trip airfare, all-inclusive deluxe accommodations for 8 days & 7 nights, $1500 in resort credits, manicures, pedicures, massages and exquisite tours!
Look what we’ve been up to …
Hundred’s of Tri-state “Chicks” joined ARF and enjoyed an unforgettable evening of socializing, shopping, delicious food, cool drinks & “Fashion Week” style fashion shows featuring the latest styles and accessories! Thanks to all who joined us … can’t wait to see you next year!
We awarded 35 well-deserving young people who embody the spirit of “giving back” at the end of the 2015/16 school year with $500 scholarships to their chosen high school. These, combined with previous winners, total 383 recipients since we began our program 2001. CONGRATULATIONS!
Look what’s coming up …
Sunday, September 4, 2016
BEST SEAT in the House!
An annual tradition at it’s best! Enjoy a beautiful evening riverboat cruise, complete with hors d’Oeurves, dinner, dessert, beer & wine, and then dock in front of the command center barges to enjoy the BEST VIEW ANYWHERE of the WEBN Fireworks from your personalized directors chair! SPACE is LIMITED – CLICK HERE to reserve seats!
Friday, November 11, 2016
Dance the Night Away in Paris!
The 15th Annual “Let’s Dance for the Heart of It” promises to be better than ever featuring an amazing band, “The Chozen Few“, scrumptious appetizers, dinner, desserts, coffee bar, beer & wine plus an unbelievable silent and jewelry auction! Don’t miss out – CLICK HERE for details & tickets!
Friday, November 11, 2016
Doctors Going Above & Beyond!
ARF is excited to highlight physicians whose dedication, expertise & skill have improved the lives of countless children. We’ll highlight 5 exemplary doctors, specializing in pediatric care with a cardiac, pulmonary &/or pediatric health focus. CLICK HERE to nominate an outstanding pediatric physician & join us as we honor them during our “Let’s Dance for the Heart of It“.
Now through Friday, December 23, 2016
Christmas is just around the Corner!
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Why We Do Want We Do!
ARF is proud to introduce you to a very special friend of the foundation, Miss Kayla Soldano! Kayla was one of our Spring 2015 American Girl Fashion Show models and she truly exhibits what ARF is all about.
Kayla’s younger brother passed away shortly after his birth and Kayla holds him dear to her heart. He suffered from a very rare birth defect by the name of “Encephalocele“. This condition causes the skull to not close normally and/or completely which can result in the brain growing outside the skull. While there are children surviving with Encephalocele, they suffer cognitive and developmental delays ranging from minimal to severe.
Kayla proudly found her purpose while modeling in the AGFS and shared with her Mom (Tonya Soldano) that had her brother lived, her family may have needed help from an organization like ARF. Kayla specifically picked ARF , because of what she’d learned at the fashion show combined with her family’s experience, and went above and beyond in trying to help other families with critically ill children.
Kayla hosted a “birthday celebration” honoring her brother and collected donations for the Aubrey Rose Foundation. She collected and personally delivered $210 in donations to Jerry Hollenkamp – a visit both Jerry and Kayla enjoyed (check out those smiles!) Jerry offered “It was very touching when she brought the money in … she said that she wanted to help us to help sick kids.”
Well Kayla – you definitely helped ARF help sick kids and we’re very grateful! We can’t do what we do without YOU and the many others who understand the importance of our mission! We’re certain your brother and Aubrey are smiling down on you and are proud of your heart and hard work!
Congratulations & Thank you!
Jerry & Nancy Hollenkamp