Giving Back: MDA Night at the Races Gala 2014

This was our third year volunteering for the MDA Gala, and it's one event that's truly a pleasure to be a part of. 'Night at the Races' is an annual fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and includes a silent auction, live auction, and of course, the Kentucky Derby! The main part of the evening included words from guest of honor Mario Daniele, of Mario's Italian Restaurant, as well as several other guest speakers. There was also a very moving video presentation describing this disease- which has no cure.

Having met some of the folks living with the disease as well as those who care for them, and those running the MDA, we are happy to do our small part in photographing this event. Any proceeds from sales of the images are donated back to the cause, in addition to the session auctioned off. Below are a few of my favorites from the evening, and you can view more event photos here.

"Night at the Races" hats

Kentucky Derby reaction

painter in progress

The Daniele Family

guest speakers

crowd shot

faces of als

locust hill country club scene

If you would like to help, you can donate directly to the organization here. Thank you! Lori