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Moonlight Garden Gala Invite

November 18, 2007 by  
Filed under Gala Invite

The Addi and Cassi Fund Presents:
Moonlight Garden Gala
A benefit for Childhood Alzheimer’s (NP-C)

On Saturday, May 10, 2008, 1000 friends and family joined us for a sold out star-filled night at the new Downtown Reno Ballroom to help find a cure to “Childhood Alzheimer’s” (Niemann-Pick Type C), a rare, progressive and fatal neurological disease that is robbing children of all ages around the world of their ability to walk, talk, or even remember the name of their favorite stuffed animal.

The event was a mystical evening of hope, wonder and childhood dreams as we honored our four-year-old twins, Addi and Cassi Hempel, and children all over the world who suffer from Niemann Pick Tyep C.  Our guests will be treated to an elegant evening with a celebrity performance by Meilnda Doolittle and Terry Fator.  We held silent and live auctions, uplifting music in this enchanting atmosphere and transformed the ballroom into a beautiful moonlit garden, designed in the spirit of a child’s imagination, with tree-lined paths, twinkle lights, fireflies and a fountain of wishes.


30 Responses to “Moonlight Garden Gala Invite”
  1. Ericka Smith says:

    I am a distributor of Cachet Candles in the Reno area. I am willing to put together a few baskets to donate to the silent auction. As a mom of three I could never imagine the feelings that you are going through. However, I do understand the immense feeling of doing whatever it takes to help save your precious daughters. If I can help in any other way please feel free to contact.

    Love Ericka Smith & Family

  2. Dear Chris & Hugh,

    I am a local performer and voice teacher in the area and I just saw your segment this morning on KOLO News Channel 8.

    My Stepfather passed away two years ago from Alzheimer’s and to say the least it had been difficult on the entire family. There is a 50% chance that my 14-year old twin brother and sister will have it and that just devastates me!

    I wanted to volunteer for the upcoming gala and also donate 4 private voice lessons (valued at $160) for the event.

    I would also like to offer free music lessons to Addi and Cassi. Music truly does wonders for the soul and would bring much happiness to your beautiful little girls!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Tiffanie Story

  3. Mary Wilson says:

    My name is Mary and I have read the story of Addi & Cassi and I feel a great need to help. I’m a Independent Silpada Designs Representive and I sell Sterling Silver Jewelry. If I could I would love to put up a display and sell my Jewelry for Addi & Cassi and Donate 25% of my commission. We have so many items to pick from please go to my website and take a look at the catalogs.
    Thanks Mary

  4. my company would love to donate a large picture frame for the auction. please let us know when we can send it and if you would like we can put a picture of the girls in it for you.
    your story has touched our lives..

  5. Chanelle Pearce says:

    Chris and Hugh Hemple,
    My name is Chanelle Pearce, Dave Pearce’s daughter. I feel so incredible heartbroken that your family is going through this tragic time, I wouldn’t want anything more than to be apart of the Addi and Cassi Fund. I was wondering if you needed anymore volunteers, I am willing to do anything.
    If you get a chance please E-mail me or call.
    *(mobile) 741-6947
    (Home) 853-7537

    -Chanelle Pearce

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