NCC Attends and Sponsors “An Evening for Hope” to Benefit The Children’s Inn
Jennifer Holliday, the “Dreamgirls” powerhouse, sang to an audience of more than 700 on Saturday, April 5th at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner, VA. She was the perfect voice to cap off an evening highlighting the strength and empowerment that is exemplified by the families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.
NCC had the honor to attend and sponsor for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “An Evening for Hope”, to benefit The Children’s Inn. We were pleased to serve as a Dessert and Coffee Sponsor for the event to aid in raising money to help the children and their families who stay at The Children’s Inn, which offers them a residential “place like home” while they receive treatment from the world’s top biomedical research center.
Since 1990, more than 12,000 families from all 50 states and 84 countries have resided at the Inn, free of charge, no matter how long they stay. In addition to receiving groundbreaking medical treatment from NIH facilities, the children are also supported emotionally and socially as they return each day to the warmth and camaraderie of The Inn, a lively atmosphere where kids and their families can put aside the challenges they face.
This year, the event resulted in a remarkable $760,000 through fundraising efforts. The night featured delicious food and wine, an auction, and the live performance by Tony and Grammy winner Jennifer Holliday.
We are honored to have been a part at this inaugural celebration and play a small role in supporting the generous mission of The Children’s Inn. NCC has provided NIH with services such as real-time captioning, transcription, webcasting, audiovisual, and information technology since our inception in 2002. It is our privilege to lend support and help create a better experience for the children and families who benefit from the admirable work of The Children’s Inn.