Monday, November 10, 2008

CF Foundation "Taste of Salt Lake" fundraiser

The Grand America hosted the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Taste of Salt Lake" fundraiser event on Saturday. This is the 4th year we've donated centerpieces to this event and feel its an important organization to support. My sister Rachel passed away at the age of 12 after battling CF her entire life. That was 15 years ago, and while CF research has made leaps and bounds since then, ongoing support and funding is needed as they continue their quest for a cure.
This year's theme was "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." The event's colors were red, black, and silver. Since roses are the flower used to represent CF (kids who have a hard time saying "Cystic Fibrosis" refer to it as "65 roses), we used red hybrid tea and spray roses with accents of berries and silver wire in various gauges to compliment the arrangements. This kind of work is always fun because we can pretty much do whatever floats our fancy -- and since these centerpieces are auctioned off at the end of the night, we try to make them different than what would normally be seen at these kinds of functions. I'm glad we were able to participate in this event and hope the fundraising portion of the night was a huge success!

(pardon the obvious indoor-photography!)


Michelle said...

That first one is really amazing! Very clever Liz!

Amanda said...

You used the same 3 square tins that we used at our wedding! Did I ever tell you how much we loved the flowers at our wedding? Oh, and we were wondering if you ever got pictures of the flowers you did for our cake and/or if you wanted them. (3 years later . . . )


Liz - your amazing as always. i want you to know that what you do in honor of your sister and your contined support means more to me then words can say, to me a mom of a disabled sick child. to me the mom of her siblings. to me your friend, to me your an example. thank you!

Chelsea said...

gorgeous flowers and usual! what a fitting way to honor your sister's memory. from my slim understanding of CF, it's come a long way, baby. a couple of years ago, a CF mom told me it's becoming so treatable that make-a-wish may not even do wishes for CF kids soon. i haven't heard from MAW about that yet, but that would certainly be a huge step forward!