Children fighting cancer will benefit from a fundraiser sponsored by From Maddi’s Closet on Saturday, November 12th in the exclusive Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles.
The “Knock It Out of the Park” themed event is one of the major fundraisers for From Maddi’s Closet’s efforts to assist children fighting cancer. In recent years, the local group has donated more than $400,000 to provide emotional and financial support to three thousand patients and their families and support with children’s cancer research.
“Childhood cancer is the number one disease-related killer of children in our country, and it is critically important that we increase awareness of what we can do to fight this terrible disease,” says Donna Holmes, president and founder of From Maddi’s Closet.
Holmes has been actively carrying her message about the battle against children’s cancer to local groups. She has spoken with local Chambers of Commerce, service clubs, businesses and numerous other community organizations. She is available to speak to groups that are interested in learning more about the importance of working together to improve the lives of children and families facing this difficult battle.
From Maddi’s Closet is a local nonprofit organization started twelve months ago after Madison Leslie Holmes lost her battle with cancer at four years of age.
Maddi’s family and friends began the organization to carry on the extraordinary spirit of generosity and compassion the young girl had shown to other children fighting cancer. Despite her illness, Maddi befriended other children undergoing treatment, and gave her own toys and clothing to those in need. She asked her family to sit with other children who were more sick, frightened or lonely when they had no family members at the hospital.
Since its early days, participation in From Maddi’s Closet has grown, and the organization has broadened its efforts to support children with cancer. The group raises funds for pediatric cancer research, and offers support to ill children and their families whose emotional and financial needs are unmet by other assistance programs. The group provides many services – from an annual toy drive to events and activities geared for patients at Children’s Hospitals in Orange County and Los Angeles.
From Maddi’s Closet also involves children in helping children. A Junior Advisory Board composed of middle school and high school students represents the organization at many public events, operates public awareness booths, hosts inpatient and outpatient projects, and assists at the annual We Can Family Camp for children with cancer and the recent Meet the Experts Event for patients and families, co-sponsored by From Maddi’s Closet and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The festive event will feature an opportunity to see Dodger Stadium like never before on a stadium tour! Go behind-the-scenes and visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective, meet and mingle with Dodger celebrities, take an exclusive tour of the stadium, meet dedicated physicians on the front line in the battle against cancer, enjoy a distinguished Chef’s Table Dinner prepared by Dodger Stadium Executive Chef Jason Tingley, bid on fabulous live and silent auction items, and applaud the efforts of remarkable individuals and organizations that have championed efforts to fight children’s cancer.
Opportunities are available for individuals, businesses and organizations to assist in sponsoring event. The organization is also seeking donations of items for auctions that will be held at the event.
The event will be held at the exclusive Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium, located at 1000 Vin Scully Avenue in Los Angeles from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00. VIP Meet & Greet and Stadium Tour reservations start at 4:00 p.m. and assignment will be confirmed upon registration. Tickets for General Admission are $100.00. Tickets for the VIP Package are $150.00. For information or online registration, visit frommaddiscloset.org.