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Wish Upon a Wedding DC Holds First Fundraising Gala

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing free weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.  Washington, DC (which serves DC, VA, MD and WV) launched their chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding on June 27th of this year. There are currently 14 chapters across the country with 14 more planned to launch in 2011.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Gala

Over last weekend, the Susan G. Komen Foundation celebrated 30 years of research and education, including an A-list dinner for donors on Friday at the Kuwaiti Embassy.  The Kuwaiti dinner was the kickoff to a weekend full of activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, including the "Honoring the Promise" event at the Kennedy Center Saturday evening with Laura Bush.  The Kuwaiti Embassy holds a special place in my heart because I was honored at the Kuwaiti Embassy for my work as a youth ambassador to the Kuwait-American Foundation's "Do The Write Thing Campaign" which gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives through classroom discussions and writings.