This weekend was the Annual Anna’s Angels benefit for Downs Syndrome research. This was my 3rd Anna’s Angels benefit I’ve been invited to but, unfortunately (for the past two years anway) it was the first time I could make it all the way thru. I had been asked to cover this for Cary Magazine and I jumped at the chance given the importance of the benefit. I met Michelle & Anna a few years ago as one of my first “portrait” assigments for Cary Magazine so it was great to see Michelle again and find out how Anna has been.
The black-tie benefit held at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC has all proceeds going to Downs Syndrome research. In the past 5 years, over $400,000 dollars has been raised by sales of Anna’s cookbook, donations and benefits such as this one. It was a real pleasure to be in attendance and watch, even during these challening economic times, the local community give back to a worthy cause. With a silent & live auction, fabulous dinner, DJ & Dancing, the evening certainly was an overwhelming success.
Here’s a few photos from the evening.