It’s been roughly 4 years now that Cheryl has been the official photographer for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and it has been amazing to see how this wonderful organization has grown over the years. The founder Nikki Katz, and CEO Marni Rozet, have worked selflessly to raise funds in an effort to carry out their mission of supporting families of children with cancer. The main goal of this charity is to ensure that children with cancer receive the undivided comfort of their parents during the treatment and recovery process. Something that is absolutely necessary and incredibly important for getting through such a crisis.
One of their annual events is the Saks and the City fundraiser, hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue in downtown Santa Barbara, guests arrive to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres that have been donated by local restaurants and caterers; a portion of any purchases made at Saks is donated to the foundation and a live auction is held for biding on various items. One item included a wave-riding adventure with pro surfer Shaun Tomson and all of these donations totaled to raising over $70,00 to benefit Teddy Bear!
Cheryl was honored and blessed to photograph Saks and the City for them and thrilled when Santa Barbara Magazine chose to publish her pictures in the 2010 August/September issue. You’ll find them on page 52 in the RSVP section as well as on her facebook page here.