Giving Gig 2017 featuring Aretha Franklin | Indianapolis, IN

The Community Health Network hosted The Giving Gig 2017 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel this past weekend.  It was fabulous in every way and raised over $1.6 million for a fabulous cause.  From the gorgeous centerpieces, bold colors, gorgeous ballroom, styled silent auction, live auction, mingling, program followed by Ms. Aretha Franklin rocking the night, VIP after-party, this event was a blast for my team and I to photograph.  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of The Giving Gig 2017 again this year!  

The Giving Gig has grown to be one of Indianapolis’ top fundraising events and it was an honor to be a part of this wonderful sold-out event.  Aretha Franklin and her band were fabulous!  As Ms. Franklin officially announced her retirement this week, she was a little emotional and fighting tears a few times in her set.  However, she proved why she is the Queen of Soul . . . we all were blown away by the cancer can’t touch your soul tour! The Giving Gig 2017, Community Health Network Foundation’s fundraiser to help cancer patients with financial struggles. All proceeds from this event will benefit our Oncology Patient Assistance Fund that helps cancer patients overcome financial barriers that limit their access to nutrition, medication, transportation and basic needs. Money raised at the event will sustain this financial assistance program, which provides $250 vouchers so that a patient fighting cancer has a little less to worry about.  From the best in decor, appetizers, dinner, drinks and desserts to the full concert, it was emotional, but spectacular evening.  It was an evening of generosity, cocktails, four-course meal and Aretha Franklin rocked it!  The Community Health Network Foundation, their sponsors and guests were able to raise over $1.6 Million Dollars for to help those battling cancer.  Foundation President and CEO, Mrs. Joyce Irwin's announcement of that significant amount with over a million dollars raised was very emotional and heart-felt in her delivery in her knowing how much good could be and will be done with those funds!  Proceeds will benefit Community’s cancer patients needing financial support made available through our Oncology Patient Assistance Fund.  The funds raised go directly to providing a much needed cancer patient assistance fund to support items such as wigs, prostheses, gas to get to appointments, food and assistance with chemotherapy and cancer fighting medications.

Event Planning Team, Organization, D├ęcor and Centerpieces:  Detail + Design and the Community Health Network Committee
Entertainment:  Aretha Franklin
Photography by Kristin Hornberger, Anya Albonetti, Phillip Albonetti and Lori Thetford with Kristin Hornberger Photography

It was an absolute honor to photograph this wonderful event with my team and be a part of such a heart-warming evening.  Lots of teams had to collaborate for such a fabulous event.  Here are just a few of my favorites from The Giving Gig . . . 

What a fabuous evening!  To view more of the event photos, please click the below link:

We can't wait for next year!  Thanks again.  XXOO, Kristin

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