A “Texan-sized” thank you from Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation

Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation, our exclusive charity of choice, has sent us a huge thank you message all the way from Australia! This message of thanks is for supporting their great cause at the Texas Young Professionals Gala last December, at the rooftop penthouse at Alteza. Shelly Alvarez discovered the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation and immediately knew this charity was “the one” to help. Two siblings based in Australia, Isla and Jude, have both been diagnosed with the disease. The Foundation is working hard to raise funds for clinical trials that will hope to be a cure for this ultra rare, terminal disease. Currently there is no cure and the average life expectancy of children with it is 12-20 years.

Read the special message here:

A special thank you to Shelly Alvarez and the Texas Young Professionals who generously made the SCF the beneficiary of its annual gala dinner in December last year.

150 people attended the glamourous event, raising AUD $14,466 for our cause. Shelly also appeared on a local TV show ‘San Antonio Living’ and spoke about the work of the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation like a true professional! You can watch the clip here.

Since hosting the gala, Shelly has personally raised a further $800 with a US-based Gofundme fundraising page dedicated to the Hope for Isla and Jude campaign. A Texan-sized thank you to Shelly and the Texas Young Professionals.

You can read the message through this web link: http://www.sanfilippo.org.au/page/1047/a-texan-sized-thank-you?mc_cid=13b0a92f5c&mc_eid=4715268a3d

Visit the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation by going to their website at www.sanfilippo.org.au

Please consider donating to this cause at www.gofundme.com/hopeforislaandjude