EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014
Dear Family & Friends,
Thank you for visiting our charity wedding registry! The following charities are very important to us.
The Armenian General Benevolent Union or Հայկական Բարեգործական Ընդհանուր Միություն, is important to us as Saro is Armenian. He speaks and writes Armenian and has taught me a lot about the history and culture of Armenia. Rachel is working on learning the Armenian language and cooking some lahmahjoon (Armenian pizza) and Manti (ground beef dumplings in broth or dipped in garlic yogurt sauce) Ayo! Please click here for more information about the AGBU - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_General_Benevolent_Union
We think it's safe to say that we all know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. We support the American Cancer Society and have raised money for this foundation by participating in the 2012 & 2013 American Cancer Society George Washington Bridge 5K race in Fort Lee, NJ.
We believe pet adoption is very important as well as spaying & neutering. We took in our cat, Tux when he was only 6 weeks old. We adopted our dog Murphy from the Robeson County Humane Society in Lumberton, NC. They provide spay/neuter vouchers to each adoptive family and they transport the dogs up north once/month. They like to see the homes where the pets will be living. We can't say enough good things about them and we still keep in touch with them as they love to see and hear updates from dogs whom they've adopted out.
Brain tumor/cancer awareness is also important to us. Rachel's great uncle was affected and passed in 2012. In the summer of 2013, our friend Lauren was diagnosed. She is a young wife & mother and is currently fighting this terrible disease. She's a fighter without a doubt! We attended a brain cancer fundraiser at the Alex & Ani jewelry shop and a dinner that Lauren's family held for her. Another family friend just had surgery to remove a brain tumor.
We greatly appreciate any & all donations; no amount is too small. Please feel free to choose which charity might mean something to you as well.
Thank you for being a part of our lives and our special day.
Rachel & Saro