This year alone nearly 20,000 teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer... That’s 20,000 teens who will be robbed of those essential adolescent experiences which we all take for granted.
Glendale, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2014
This evening at 7 pm, at the MGN Five Star Cinema on Maryland Avenue in Glendale, Toys For Teens is hosting their annual Gala For Giving - an event aimed at gathering toys for the teenagers fighting cancer at City of Hope Cancer Research Hospital in Duarte.
Toys For Teens, a charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness about teenage cancer and spreading joy to those battling it, is joined by its benefactor JohnHart Real Estate and other generous sponsors for an evening of cocktails, lively conversation, and fundraising. The event is open to the public and to gain entry all one must do is bring a toy befitting of a teen or make a small donation at the door. To RSVP and to get more information regarding the event, please visit http://www.JohnHartRealEstate.com/rsvp
“This year alone nearly 20,000 teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer” said John Maseredjian, Vice President of JohnHart Real Estate and Board Member of Toys For Teens, “That’s 20,000 teens who will be robbed of those essential adolescent experiences which we all take for granted. Experiences such as a high school dance, playing sports, or even a first kiss, will be altered or omitted entirely from their life story due to their condition, treatments, or concerns. That’s why we do this, because these teens deserve to smile and deserve a momentary distraction from their harsh reality.”
“Last year we were able to raise over $10,000 in donations and collect a lot of toys for the teens at City of Hope, but this year we are hoping to do even better!” said Harout Keuroghlian, CEO of JohnHart Real Estate, “We’re inviting everyone to come out and show their support for these wonderful teens by bringing a toy or two to help the cause, and while it may seem trivial, the joy a toy can bring may make all the difference in the world. As we say ‘Give A Toy. Give A Smile. Give Hope’.”
Hosted by Toys For Teens and JohnHart Real Estate, this event is aimed at generating toys and donations for the teenagers fighting cancer at City of Hope. The event is an informal, public gathering at the MGN Five Star Cinema on Maryland Ave. in Glendale, CA, and will begin promptly at 7 pm. A toy or donation gains one access to the lounge including full bar and complementary sangria for patrons over the age of 21. Additionally, this year they have added the Genesis Dream Foundation as another beneficiary of the event and plan to sell t-shirts at the door to raise funds for homeless children living on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico.
This is a once a year event that relies on the donations and goodwill of the community to truly make an impact. Please come out and show your support in one way or another.
To learn more about the Gala For Giving please visit http://www.johnhartrealestate.com/rsvp