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On October 16, “A Night of Magic” (the inaugural fundraising gala for the Magical Moments Foundation) was held at the new Carfagna’s Italian Market. With the theme of “Believe!”Magical Moments welcomed guests with their signature blue carpet and photo op leading into the pre-event VIP cocktail reception. The gala was emceed by Mindy Drayer, localtelevision and radio personality, and featured entertainment by master illusionist Drew Murray, star of Hotel LeVeque’s“Rare Magic.” The event raised nearly $120,000 to help createmagical moments for children with facial differences, including two magical moments that were granted to children live onstage, at the event. Magical Moments creates experiencest o help restore hope and provide comfort, inspiration, and encouragement to children with facial differences that result from genetic disorders, congenital anomalies, cancer treatment,severe trauma and burns. To connect the gala attendees with the children that Magical Moments supports, stories and wishes of 15 children with facial differences were shared with the guests, who then had the opportunity to sponsor the wishes. Sponsors for the gala include Carfagna’s, Hard Rock Hotels, and co-founder husband and wife team Richard Kirschner, MD and Krista Schrader, Executive Director.Additional sponsors included Diamond Cellar, Fifth ThirdBank, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Black Tie Moving,Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton, Germain Automotive Partnership,GBM Law, Friedman and Mirman, Keller Williams Premier Realty. For more information about Magical Moments, visit

1) Tim and Kitty Young, Susan and Mark Vasko 2) Renee Mougin, Lisa Gibbs, and Darcie Barton 3) Ashley, Raegan (center), and Boz Daugherty

4) Claire Hamilton and Molly Holland 5) Ed, Asher (center), and Stacy Taylor 6) Andrea, Natalie (center), David Smith

7) Pamela McVeigh, Valeriya Kryvokolinska, and Casey Ochoa 8) Alex and Julie Kemper

9) Boz, Ashley, and Raegan Daugherty; David, Andrea, and Natalie Smith; Nichol, Christopher, and Carter Butsky

10) Bob and Milena Hendrix 11) Pamela McVeigh and Trevor Wright 12) Diego and Eileen Martinez

13) Patrick and Megan Kidd, and Ava Johnson (center) 14) John Wirchanski (right) and Guest 15) Edward Barksdale, Jr., and Michele Barksdale

16) Lisha and Lauren Guminey 17) Herb Platt and Mitzi Hines 18) Adam and Jenny Barker


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