Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Night without Light dinner

Last year, as most of you know, we formed the team Gavin's Groupies for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We joined VisionWalk, and raised close to $9,000.00. Since then we have done a golf tournament, Chili Cook off, a 5k run/walk and other events to raise awareness.

Last year, for everyone who donated towards Gavin's Groupies, they received a dozen homemade cookies from Gavin's grandma. This year, I wanted to raise the bar. I am SO extremely excited to bring this experience to all of you.

Troy and I were invited to a dinner in the dark, through the FFB. This was pretty soon after getting the confirmation of Gavin's condition being a fairly serious condition. It was a very emotional time for us. We sat in a huge ballroom, the lights shut off, and we ate our dinner. It was an experience like no other. I sat in my seat and I cried, and cried .....and cried. Troy held my hand, and I was able to compose myself and finish my dinner. To say it was humbling, is an understatement.

I want you to experience this. We have come up with a fascinating idea, and you will be able to participate in this with your donation towards Gavin's Groupies. If you donate at least $20 towards Gavin's Groupies, for this years VisionWalk 2010, you can reserve a seat and enjoy our own family's version of "A Night without Light". This will take place in Chino Hills, at my grandparents beautiful home. Seats are limited, and we are taking a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, please click here.

I believe by taking part in this, will not only raise awareness, but also compassion. You will get to experience what my little Gavin's world is like. Gavin, and many others live in our dominantly sighted-world. I hope you joing us for an hour, and experience their world. I would love to have all of you attend, and walk away with an experience you will not only remember, but hopefully with an everlasting memory of those who live a different world than we do.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Hope you can join us.

*This is put on by my family members. We have organized, and will be your hosts, servers, bartenders, cooks and busboys ;)


  1. What a wonderful idea. I wish we could be there to join you!

    I would love to use this type of idea for our own vision walk, but only if that is okay with you. :)

  2. ABSOLUTELY! We are all in this together, with the same goal in mind. ;) I think it's something that will spark awareness and interest, in a unique way.

    Let me know Jennifer, if you need any help, we had a meeting last night about this and have a ton of information to share.


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