The recent Have a Heart fundraiser for the Dezma Memorial Fund was a smashing success, and we are very grateful to all who attended and helped make the event possible. Thanks to our attendees’ generosity, the Dezma Memorial Fund raised $5,507.90 to help find a cure for blood cancer. In addition, twenty-one people were inspired to get swabbed for Be The Match, an organization that helps those in need to bone marrow donation find matching donors. Chances are, a life will be saved one day because of their generosity and selfless willingness to become a donor.
In addition to raising money for such a wonderful cause, Have a Heart was a lot of fun for all in attendance! The evening included delicious food and wine provided by Ruggles Green and Vintner’s Own, and a silent auction featuring fabulous prizes donated by local Heights businesses and artisans. 100% of the evening’s proceeds went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Dezma’s Legacy Fund.
We are very grateful to Vintner’s Own and Ruggles Green for helping make Have a Heart such a success. On behalf of the Chavez Family and Circa Real Estate, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all who contributed to to this fantastic cause and helped make the evening possible. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
For those unfamiliar with the Dezma Memorial Fund, it was established in memory of Dezma Benitez, who passed away last year at the age of 11 from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Dezma worked tirelessly during her short life to raise awareness for Be The Match and mentored other children who were battling cancer. This inspirational young lady struggled bravely for over a year and endured a bone marrow transplant, but tragically succumbed to her illness on March 5, 2013.