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DC design house!

a voice for children.


design house :: washington, dc.

last night children’s national medical center welcomed circle of care members to the 3rd annual dc design house benefitting the foundation. the evening began with self tours of the spectacular home – designers were available to discuss their renovations and inspiration, and cocktails and delicious food were served poolside by ridgewells catering. following the reception, the program featured friends, family and doctors speaking on behalf of the child health advocacy institute.

it was truly a gorgeous evening and a superb event – enjoy!

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hope, love + cupcakes.

a birthday celebration at children’s hospital.

earlier this week i photographed the most wonderful birthday party for joe robert at CNMC! the kids call him “mr. joe” and they were delighted to surprise him in the art center at children’s national medical center with a fantastic party – complete with cupcakes, bubbles, silly string, noise makers, hand-made cards, a super banner, and of course, their smiling faces!

joe robert is an amazing man and one of hospital’s great philanthropists, as well as a cancer survivor. as part of the celebration, the kids helped joe make his own BEADS necklace – an awesome arts project where patients make beaded necklaces that pay tribute to their treatments. BEADS stands for Bravery, Endurance, Achievement, Determination, Strength – qualities which abound here at CNMC in not only the patients, but in all of the doctors, staff, volunteers and donors that come together to treat and care for the children. every time i have the opportunity to visit CNMC and work with this amazing group of people i am touched and inspired beyond words.

enjoy :)

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be brave & shave.

razing money for cancer.


CNMC patients help ambassador yousef al otaiba prep for his half a million dollar shave.

last week i photographed another fantastic event at children’s national medical center in dc – be brave & shave. this great initiative has generated a strong buzz (literally) and raised almost $750,000 in the first year! on friday afternoon, the united arab emirates ambassador to the united states, yousef al otaiba, shaved his head in support of the hospital’s cancer programs. the ambassador raised over $274,000 in donations, and then matched that amount for an amazing grand total of almost $550,000!

the best part of the event was that some of the children participated in the shave – rubbing shaving cream on the ambassador’s head and helping him towel off! one very special patient, a cancer survivor named carston, spoke about his experiences at CNMC and his special bead necklace symbolizing his journey to recovery. he even presented the ambassador and his girlfriend, abeer shoukry with beaded necklaces of their own! inspiring.


united arab emirates ambassador yousef al otaiba.


carston speaks about his treatment + experiences at CNMC.


abeer shoukry.

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children’s national medical center.

because illness and disease know no boundaries.

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children’s national medical center – washington, dc.

last week i had the privilege to photograph the announcement ceremony for the sheikh zayed institute for pediatric surgical innovation at children’s national medical center, made possible by an incredible $150 million gift from the government of abu dhabi – the largest ever for pediatric surgery. i love working with cnmc – they do amazing work and have the absolute best staff and community ever. i am always honored and humbled when i document their events, and this time was no different. among the speakers were dc mayor adrian fenty, notable philanthropist joseph robert, and the ambassador of the united arab emirates, his excellency yousef al otaiba. afterwards, there was a reception which ended with a celebratory champagne toast!

enjoy!

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ambassador of the united arab emirates, yousef al otaiba speaking with joseph e. robert jr.

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his excellency yousef al otaiba, zaid al siksek, and diana l. goldberg.

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his excellency yousef al otaiba + joseph e. robert jr. with cnmc patients.

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cnmc president + ceo, edwin k. zechman, jr.

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dancing after dark.

CNMC hosts its annual winter gala at POSH.

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hundreds of stylish young philanthropists came out for the annual dancing after dark event at POSH last weekend. it was a classy evening of cocktails, dessert + dancing to benefit children’s national medical center (CNMC). the infamous dr. bear even made an appearance, delighting everyone! i had a wonderful time covering this event for the second time in a row (the 2008 event was a blast as well!) and adore working with CNMC – it’s by far my favorite organization in DC, not only because of the *amazing* work they do, but because i absolutely love everyone who works there. it is such an outstanding group of individuals and i’m continually honored to do so much with them. 

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children’s hospital: circle of care.

celebrating the spirit of philanthropy.

last night i had the opportunity once again to work with children’s hospital. the CNMC circle of care event was held at the national zoo where guests were able to check out the children’s farm, visit the animal hospital, and observe amphibians! celebrity guest doctor bear was there, along with two fantastically entertaining clowns from the big apple circus clown care, and an incredibly talented face painter! it was a wonderful evening with lots of super cute families and adorable children having a great time. a huge thank you to all the extremely generous circle of care members who support children’s hospital!

enjoy!

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