5th Annual Trees of Hope WI
Festival - Gala - Auction Sat Nov 21st, 2015
A family-friendly event for all ages. Glittering Shimmering "Themed" Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Gift Baskets, Silent Auction and Raffle Items. All donated and decorated by local businesses, groups and individuals. Breakfast with Santa, Semi-formal Dinner-Gala-Auction. Last year's event raised $36,000 - our goal this year is $50,000. Will you help us reach that goal by providing a sponsorship or donation? See details at Trees of Hope WI
5th Annual Trees of Hope WI Festival- Gala-Auction will be hosted by the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee-West (Mayfair) located conveniently at 2303 N Mayfair Rd Wauwatosa, WI 53226. All donations are welcome, Sponsors are recognized in our media and signage at the event. We are a 501(c)3 and will provide a receipt for tax deductible donations.
WE are a completely volunteer-based organization. NO financial compensation is paid to any board members. We work to make sure as close to 100% of the money raised can be distributed to benefit patients and advance treatments.
We Never Expected to hear the words, "Your daughter has Cancer", but we did. NOW we fight so that someday nobody has to face that devastating diagnosis.
Lindsay (Wenzel) Lopez grew up in New Berlin, WI. A 1997 graduate of New Berlin Eisenhower High School. She married Jason Lopez and they had a daughter, Olivia. They were the typical American family- just working, living life and having fun. On September 21, 2009 all that changed. Lindsay was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Thus began a journey that nobody ever prepares for…
Chemo, numerous medical complications, transfusions, biopsies, months of hospital stays. Since the Doctors knew she needed a Bone Marrow Transplant, the search for a marrow donor began. That donor was found in Germany. On June 23, 2010 Lindsay received this life-giving transplant at Froedtert Hospital.
Several weeks later, Lindsay started feeling ill again and more tests were done. The results… the leukemia had returned. Re-admitted to the hospital, strong chemo treatments began again. On Nov 22nd, 2010 Lindsay lost her battle against Leukemia.
While a cure was not to be for Lindsay, we continue to fight to find a cure for this evil disease that is not exclusive – it strikes suddenly and devastates people of any age. Not only affecting the patient, but changing the lives of everyone around them.
We are so blessed here in SE Wisconsin to have the World-Class medical facilities we do! Children’s Hospital, Medical College of Wisconsin, CIBMTR (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research), Blood Center of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital among them. Until you have a medical emergency, you may never appreciate the quality of care we have in our backyard.
It is with this in mind that we have started this organization to raise awareness for Leukemia, Lymphomas, blood Cancers and raise funds to support patient services and on-going research locally through the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of WI, Blood Center of Wisconsin, BeTheMatch, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin,CIBMTR (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research).Subsidizing costs of accomodations at Kathy's House for patients undergoing treatments.
Karen and Gene Wenzel
Lindsay's Voice / Trees of Hope WI