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Contact: Hannah Hrencher
Phone: 316.634.8812

Email: Hhrencher@heartspring.org

For Immediate Release

2017/11/09

Light Your Heart event raises funds for Heartspring

Wichita, Kan.—Heartspring’s third-annual Light Your Heart with Heartspring Fundraiser raised $131,000 on Saturday, November 4 with 360 people in attendance. The event benefits the Heartspring Financial Assistance Program.

“We are so grateful for the supporters and sponsors who made this night possible,” Hannah Hrencher, Heartspring special events coordinator, said. “Because of their generosity, we will be able to help children get the services they need for a more independent life.”

The Heartspring Financial Assistance Program provides financial assistance for free and reduced fee therapies at Heartspring. Many children with special needs benefit from more than one type of therapy, multiple times per week. Not all insurance companies consistently cover the therapy costs creating difficulty for families to keep up financially.

With the generosity of community partners and event donors, Heartspring was able to award more than $1 million in financial assistance for free and reduced fee therapies to almost 500 families last year.

“These funds have a giant impact on the children and families we serve,” Hrencher said. “It is amazing to watch children achieve more than ever thought possible and know that events like Light Your Heart played a role in that success.”  

Light Your Heart took place at the Wichita Marriott. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, live music from Ernie Biggs dueling pianos and live and silent auctions. A VIP after-party capped off the evening. For more information about the event go to lightyourheart.org.

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Notable Quote

"We are so grateful for the supporters and sponsors who made this night possible"

- Hannah Hrencher, Heartspring Special Events Coordinator

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