The Colors of Courage Recap
The Colors of Courage was a beautiful collaboration of families, local businesses, students, Petaluma Police Department, leadership groups and the Fabulous Women. Delaney Frye, Ellie O’ Neill, and Victor Matthias really captured the hearts of Petaluma by sharing their experience with childhood cancer. The proceeds from the event helped support the Frye Family with their medical expenses. We were also able to write a significant check to the UCSF oncology department. Members of the community showed up with over a thousand toys for UCSF. Those gifts will bring some comfort to children receiving cancer treatment.
The speeches during the day were wonderful and inspiring. Thank you to Martha Domont, James Forni, Father Gary, John Walker, Delaney, Ellie and Victor. You gave us so many beautiful messages about courage and perseverance. We had a wonderful raffle, a fantastic display of food, children’s activities, and an awesome bake sale. Thank you to everyone that had a hand in this fundraiser. One of the most special moments of the day was the balloon release. It gave everyone a moment to make a special dedication to someone that they love that has been affected by cancer. Those balloons took up to the sky so beautifully. That was an amazing moment. The day was memorable, and it sent hope to families going through cancer. It allowed all of us to feel a sense of community, hope, and love.
Special Thanks To:
Dr. Walker, Teri Scott, and Joanne Ferris
For welcoming our group to St. Vincent High School
Marcie Decarlie and Margie Delamontanya
For their help with the raffle.
Ellen Yant and Gabby Valez
For organizing the bake sale
Mary Beth Ray
For the help with the flyer and the design work
Tina Powell of Sonoma Travel
For offering a three day cruise
For his and her bikes for our raffle
Clover, Lombardis, and Luchessi Deli
For the generous food donations
Pure Energy Productions, Engineering for Kids, and Art Angels
For providing wonderful family entertainment