Christmas Fundraising

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THE YOU CAN BE MY ANGEL FOUNDATION THANKS YOU! Thanks to you we raised $19,305.59 during Christmas fundraising event held on December 15, 2015.

The fundraiser was a huge success. More than seven hundred guests stopped by Janosik Banquets on South side of Chicago to support our foundation’s mission of helping children patients with cancer, like a five year old Alicja Kosmala from Sosnowiec, Poland.

The fundraiser was filled with activities and attractions for all ages. Children were entertained by theater group under Agata Paleczny’s management. Along with clowns Bubu and Awee they played in an artificial snow and afterwards kept looking for Santa Clause who arrived on a sleigh attached to a motorcycle of one of the “Highlander Riders” members. Soon after, Santa Clause surprised each child with a sweet treat.

Performing on stage were dancing groups “Wanta”, “Slebodni” and “Gronik”. Kids from the Polish Kindergarten Association performed a wonderful program and a presented us with their donation. The foundation’s anthem, written and composed by volunteers, was played live at the event for the very first time.

The KBE Entertainment guaranteed perfect sound and never ending list of great hits; even Santa Clause was dancing! Thanks to ArTV Chicago we were able to connect via internet with children the foundation is helping.

Guests had an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts at our fair which included ornaments and wreaths made by our volunteers and jewelry and works of art donated by our sponsors.  Guests also took part in a lottery and auction. Andrzej Fonfara’s boxing gloves went to the highest bidder, Mr. Jan Czupta, for $1,000!

Slawek Budzik lead the event which was headlined by Robert Rusiecki, Deputy Consul General to the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, Andrzej Fonfara, a Polish professional boxer, currently IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion, Peter Fetela of Fetela Rally Team, and Paulina Perhon, Polish Highlander Queen 2013/2014. Miss Perhon surprised us with an invitation to a gala, which will take place on March 14th. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the You Can Be My Angel Foundation.

 In a magical, festive atmosphere, we celebrated holidays until late hours and raised money for children with cancer. And what better way to end the evening than with a phenomenal performance by Maggie Babiarz “Megitza” and Andreas Kapsalis, who managed to engage kids and delivered unique performance.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS everyone who helped in making this event a great success, generous sponsors, wonderful guests and volunteers. Special thanks to members of the “Highlander Riders” club for their generous donation of $1,000 and for ensuring safety during the entire event; to the representatives from the Silesians association in Chicago for their donation of $300, and to the Tatra Voluntary Rescuers and Supporters for donating an honorary plaque and for their willing support.

Each and every one of you is an angel and thanks to you children like Alicja will get a chance for a normal life.

You CAN BE AN ANGEL too! Join us in our mission to save lives!

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