Runway to Hope was founded in 2010 by Mark and Josie NeJame with a simple vision – to bring new and innovative programs to the oncology programs of the three local children’s hospitals and keep funding in Central Florida. Since then, Runway to Hope has met with and encouraged all three of the hospitals to work together, something that was not otherwise being done. Runway to Hope’s investment has created a more efficient use of funds and prevention of duplicating services and care offered locally. As a result of these efforts, the pediatric oncologists and hospital systems are now working together for the common cause of helping pediatric cancer warriors and their families.
As the battle against pediatric cancer continues to affect children and their families across the globe, Runway to Hope strives to support families throughout Central Florida who are currently battling their pediatric cancer diagnosis. With 1 in every 5 families who are diagnosed with pediatric cancer already living in poverty at the time of their diagnosis, Runway to Hope’s mission of not only seeking a cure but also providing financial assistance to these families in need is vital. Through community events, such as Spring Soiree, Runway to Hope fosters collaborative efforts among corporations, local businesses, and philanthropists to raise funds and awareness for these families and strives to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our children battling.
Runway to Hope’s 11th Annual Spring Soiree will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel & Resort. This event will feature elegant cuisine, exciting live and silent auctions, and an unforgettable fashion show featuring our incredible and brave children battling pediatric cancer. This year I am excited to be a part of the team putting this together! I’m so happy to be able to put my experience with non-profits and silent auctions to good use.
The Runway to Hope Silent and Live Auction Program is comprised of luxury items donated from national as well as local Central Florida companies. Both the Silent and Live Auctions are hosted through an online bidding software. All items donated can be viewed and bid on prior to the night of the Spring Soiree. Bidding remains open well into the night so that everyone has the opportunity to review and compete for the best items, tickets, and packages!
Proceeds raised from Runway to Hope’s annual Spring Soiree Fashion Show go directly back into the community through their year-round Family Assistance Program as well as bringing new programs and initiatives to the three local children’s hospitals here in Central Florida.
To learn more about Runway to Hope and this event, visit: https://runwaytohope.org/springsoiree