Getting Ready for the Red Carpet!

As we may have mentioned once or twice, our big annual “And the winner is. . .Tracy’s Kids,” Red Carpet Fundraiser is coming up on Wednesday, February 13. This will be the eighth event—our one big fundraising event of the year.

For those who have not attended before, it is a fun occasion—a Washington Style Red Carpet—business attire, not evening dress–and our guests are not movie stars, but members of Congress, their staff, and other friends of Tracy’s Kids.
What a crowd!


The Tracy's Kids Courage AwardAmanda Johnson and Mom

The real expert speaks!

I have been honored to shake hands with the likes of Arlen Specter, Patrick and Marcelle Leahy,  Mike and Karen Pence, Barbara and Tim Johnson, John McCain, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ben Cardin, Sue Myrick, Charles and Barbara Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Chris Matthews and George Stephanopoulos as they expressed their support and appreciation for the work of Tracy’s Kids.

As an artist and art therapist, I am most at home outside the spotlight. Working with kids and families at the hospital is a low-key kind of work. It has value in part because it helps patients and families feel normal in a place that isn’t like home.

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It is both an honor and a little daunting to “say a few words” to an audience full of lawmakers—but these folks are kind, gracious, open and real—and they make it a great event. I am very, very lucky to be “Tracy of Tracy’s Kids!”