Monday, July 26, 2010
Local Teen Volunteer Creates Fundraiser on Las Olas Association’s Family Movie Night to Benefit Chris Evert Children’s Hospital
The Las Olas Association’s “Summer under the Stars” family movie night is a popular summertime event for area families. And on Wednesday, July 21, the presentation of “Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel” meant more than an evening of entertainment: a local teen has coordinated a fundraiser at the event to support the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital.
Ashley Roseman, an exemplary senior at American Heritage School in Plantation, has volunteered at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital for over five years. The idea for a fundraiser idea grew from her desire to help the patients that she has spent time with over the years. “The kids are amazing,” said Roseman. “I wanted to help them in any way I could.”
The movie was held on the Riverside Hotel’s great lawn located on Las Olas Boulevard. Admission was free, with donations for the hospital collected at the entry to the great lawn. Complimentary food and beverages were served during the show, courtesy of various Las Olas restaurants. Seldom Seen Gallery on Las Olas, sponsored the evening’s movie and donated items for sale at up to 80% off that evening to benefit the hospital.
“Ashley has always been a caring and dedicated volunteer,” said Katie Anderson, Community Relations Specialist at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. “The money raised from this event will make a difference in our patients’ lives.”
All funds generated from the event will be donated to the Broward Health Foundation for the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital.
“This night is all about the kids,” said Ashley.
The Broward Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of Broward Health, one of the ten largest public healthcare systems in the nation. The mission of the Broward Health Foundation is to improve the health of the community by providing resources to promote, support and enhance the programs and initiatives of Broward Health. For more information, visit www.BrowardHealthFoundation.org or call 954-712-3980.
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world-class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.BrowardHealth.org.
(L to R): Maria Roseman, Ashley Roseman, Katie Anderson (CECH) and Harold Roseman. The Roseman's, who hosted the event, are the owners of Seldom Seem Gallery on Las Olas Boulevard.