Casey Cares Inspired Hearts to Leap with Hope for Critically Ill Children During Their Inaugural Florida Event
Wellington, Fla – Leap Day was the perfect time to get spirits soaring and Casey Cares sure did so. Amidst the elegant backdrop of Breakers West Country Club, was an elevated evening of inspirational fun during “An Evening with Casey Cares” on February 29, 2020. The inaugural event raised over $38,000 and included hundreds of local supporters, board members, business leaders, and media representatives that make the nonprofit’s palliative programs possible for critically ill children.
“We are blown away by the support of so many during our newest event,” shared Casey Baynes, founder of Casey Cares Foundation. “Over the last few months we have been able to provide once in a lifetime experiences for so many children and families. Knowing we have this support helps to bring our services to even more children and families during their time of need.”
The Casey Cares Foundation was founded after Baynes was inspired to create a nonprofit focused on providing special experiences for families with a child who is fighting a life-threatening disease that requires frequent hospitalizations. For some, the family events may be the only reprieve from hospital stays and doctors’ visits. For others, they may be one of the last events they will attend with all family members present. For children who are hospital-bound, Casey Cares found a special way to bring joy—brand new pajamas. The program, called “Kami’s Jammies”, is in memory of a young Casey Cares’ patient who loved to receive new pajamas when she was in the hospital.
The recent event featured a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a delicious dinner and heartwarming program that concluded with live music and dancing. Two Wellington volunteers, Jen Sherry and Kristina Bostwick, were this year’s co-chairs. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Wellington spiced up the night with their ballroom rumba routine to kick off the dancing.
For more information on this event, or to learn how you can support Casey Cares Foundation, please contact Jennifer McCorvey, Casey Cares Development Director, Southern Region at Jennifer@CaseyCaresFoundation.org or (954) 821-0191.
About Casey Cares Foundation
Casey Cares knows how difficult life can be for families with critically ill children. We focus on the entire family, not simply the sick child. We help keep families’ spirits high by arranging bi-monthly programming – whether it’s a movie night and a fresh pair of pajamas or the chance to attend a major sporting event. Founded 20 years ago, Casey Cares makes life a lot better for families in eight states including Florida and D.C. Rather than once-a-lifetime or once-a-year, we believe the best palliative care comes from continuous, ongoing support. Learn more at caseycares.org. Casey Cares Headquarters is at 3918 Vero Rd, Suite C, Baltimore, MD 21227.