Kay's Birthday Challenge for CoachArt's chronically ill kids
Organized by: Kay Madati
“It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second.”
Audrey Hepburn had it right when she voiced this sentiment, reminding us that ‘others matter more than you do’, and this year, I’m want to mark the occasion of my birthday by challenging myself, and garnering your support, to help me raise $15,000+ for an organization that is near and dear to my heart: CoachArt, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks improve the quality of life for chronically ill children and their families by providing free lessons in the arts, athletics, and other wonderful life changing experiences.
Founded by my friend Zander Laurie, and his family friend Leah Bernthal, in memory of Zander’s father, Dr. "Art" Lurie, a cardiac surgeon who loved teaching and mentoring children, CoachArt, enhances the lives of chronically-ill children by tapping into the abundant resources in the arenas of art, music, entertainment, and athletics from the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay communities.
I have been blessed to have a 7-year old daughter who is completely healthy, happy, and awfully spoiled with love in every way. And every time I’m out with her, I am reminded just how special that is. The kids of CoachArt aren’t so blessed, and the work we do at the organization seeks to help these children who aren’t as fortunate as my sweet daughter, Morgan.
The video below is just a small example of the important work we do, and the partners we do it with, and I am hopeful and optimistic that you will find a way to support me in my birthday challenge to hit this fundraising goal.
I’ve got 2400+ friends on Facebook, and another 5000+ followers … if half of my friends each gave $25 dollars, we’d raise over $30,000!!! I know it won’t work exactly that way, but my point is we can easily get there with your support.
Supporting us is quick and easy to do, and I assure you that ALL the money will go to helping chronically ill kids live better and more fulfilled lives. THANK YOU ALL in advance for helping me with this audacious birthday challenge. And THANK YOU ALL for the best of possible birthday wishes.