NCC to Serve as a Sponsor for NIH’s An Evening for Hope on April 29
Isaac is a 12-year-old boy who was born with an extremely rare disease called CANDLE (chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature). Isaac’s family brought him to the Children’s Inn at NIH when he was just 19-months old, and thanks to Isaac and a few other young patients, NIH was able to discover this new illness and subsequently develop treatments for it. Isaac is one of thousands of examples of children who have spent time at the Children’s Inn – a “place like home” for children with serious medical needs – since it opened its doors in 1990.
Since its inception, 12,000 children and their families from around the world have stayed free of charge at the Inn, where they can enjoy fun activities with their families and caring staff and volunteers, after their daily treatments at NIH.
On April 29th, NIH will host the 4th Annual An Evening for Hope at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. As a company which has supported NIH since our founding in 2002, NCC is grateful to serve as a sponsor for this important event, just as we have in the first three years of the event. An Evening for Hope features a raffle for a Palm Springs resort vacation, a silent auction, welcome reception, dinner, entertainment from mentalist Joshua Seth, and dancing. The funds raised at An Evening for Hope will go directly to the Children’s Inn.
We are grateful to again serve as a sponsor for An Evening for Hope, and we are proud to support NIH in enabling communication and collaboration for the numerous organizations within the organization, as they perform research that leads to vital treatments given to the children who visit NIH and the Children’s Inn.
As a nonprofit organization, the Children’s Inn raises its own funds in order to provide free accommodations and support for the families that visit; there are several ways to give to the Children’s Inn, and we ask you to consider donating by visiting its website. You can also purchase a raffle ticket online (you do not have to be present at the event to win), and follow @TheChildrensInn on Twitter for updates before, during, and after An Evening for Hope.