9.3.2013 Every Day A Hero

 

On August 25, I had the pleasure to contribute as one of the photographers in the Every Day a Hero event held at Paradise Park in Lee’s Summit, MO.  This event provided an evening of fun as well as a resource fair for patients and their families fighting pediatric cancer and other blood related diseases. Many businesses and sponsors contributed to the event. It was a huge success thanks to the giving hearts of so many volunteers, contributing sponsors and organizations.

 

Families had access to the go carts, mini golf, a rock climbing wall, arcade games and more at Paradise Park. Faces of Hope offered face paintings. Massage Heights offered free massages. Marvel Comics sent Spiderman who put many smiles on many little faces…and grown up faces, too! I’ve only named a few of so many who made a positive and fun impact for these heroes.

 

If you would like to check out the Facebook page for more information about Every Day A Hero, please check it out at this link:  Every Day a Hero Facebook Page.

 

Below are some photos highlighting the event. More photos can be seen in the Every Day A Hero Gallery.

More volunteers arrive, ready to help.

And so it begins... One hour before the event, Beth Walker, Event Chair, begins guiding volunteers with orientation and setup.

Visitors patiently wait for the doors to be officially open.

Spiderman has arrived!

This awesome cake was created by Icing Smiles.

The DJ has started getting this party started!

Many sponsors have their tables set up in the Resource Fair.

Many sponsors have their tables set up in the Resource Fair.

The doors are finally open and this little girl was happy! And she was also excited to get her picture taken, too!

He was happy, too!

Faces of Hope volunteers ready to paint some faces!

Camp Hope

This family was sporting their Every Day A Hero t-shirts!

Who wants a balloon hat?

This Paradise Park employee got his hat and proudly wears it!

Families checking out the Resource Fair...

Shear Madness giving a makeover...

Waitng for their turn on the go carts...

Go carts!

Mini Golf!

Fellow photographer, Brian Waltmire, from Lantern Light Photography helping out...

The event planners who worked hard to make this event a success!

Youth group volunteers...

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