Check out this Standup to Cancer post on Tommy and Brook's website, featuring a picture of the Neifert girls and a quote from Leah!
The Daisy's Eye Cancer Fund site is a great source of information on RB (retinoblastoma), and they've even included photos of Libby Neifert on a couple of their pages. Her picture is at the top of the article here on trilateral retinoblastoma, and she is also on the upper left of the article here on the Mission and History of their US chapter.
April 18, 2012
The official HHH photographer, Kristen Neuman, spent the evening capturing the fun we had at the West Central Wine Trail's Spring Vintage Unveiling Wine Tasting benefit. She also took the time to put her thoughts about the event and HHH on her blog. You can check it out here.
A great article by Cathy Runyon was published in the Grand Valley Advance Newspaper. The article highlighted the upcoming wine tasting event and gave a nice summary of the HHH story. Thanks to Cathy and the Grand Valley Advance!
Good friends of HHH, Tommy and Brook (of radio station Star 105.7), have posted a link to our event page on their site! Thanks to Tommy and Brook for helping to promote the wine tasting event!
Press Release from West Central Wine Trail:
Local Wine Tasting To Benefit Hudsonville Non-Profit
The West Central Wine Trail is hosting a wine tasting to benefit Healing With Hope & Happiness
Hudsonville, MI – The West Central Wine Trail will be hosting its first annual Spring Vintage Unveiling
wine tasting event on Thursday, April 12th from 6 to 9 at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville. Proceeds
from the event are supporting the Hudsonville based non-profit organization Healing With Hope And
HHH was started by parents Tony & Leah Neifert after their daughter Libby was diagnosed with terminal
brain cancer. The Neiferts found that pediatric patients in long-term care are often required to spend
long periods in hospitals, far from friends and typical childhood activities. Although Libby's hospital
room had a DVD player, there was only 1 movie to be shared among all the patients. They realized that a
library of cheerful movies for young patients to watch during long hospital stays could help bring smiles
and laughter, and that concept led to starting Lib's Strong DVD Library, a collection of over 1,000 movies
donated to the hospital where Libby spent 34 days.
Leah and Tony realized that with the help of friends, family and community, they could do more to
bring hope to children dealing with chronic illness, and Healing With Hope and Happiness was
founded in the belief that good attitudes and hopeful hearts have a positive effect on those undergoing
treatment. The organization's stated mission is to bring happiness to children who are striving toward
healing and to show them that there is always reason to have Hope.
Tickets for the event are $15.00 and can be purchased at participating wineries prior to the event. For
more information, including participating wineries and ticket purchase locations, check the West Central
Wine Trails Facebook page.
Here's a blog written by Randy Dill, who runs Chicago Non-Profit, an organization helps non-profits in the Chicago area to be successful by offering seminars and mixers on topics that are of interest to them. Randy's blog is about the inspiring story of Tony Neifert and his family.
Check out this article on page 36 (which is actually page 32 of the hard copy version) of the December 2011 issue of Orlando Family Magazine. The Neifert family story is highlighted in this article about Give Kids The World, and Florida based non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and brings Christmas joy to families from around the world every Thursday at the Give Kids The World Village.
Ceck out this photo of HHH board members (from left to right in photo) Tony Neifert, Mitch Ponstein, and Adam Whitmore from the 2011 Polar Dip at Gun Lake, MI. This picture was found in the Fall & Winter Things to do for Barry, Kent & Ionia Counties, published by j-ad.
Our best guess is that the photo was probably chosen for the ad because of the undeniable attractiveness of grown men wearing pink tutus, which is especially true with these 3 men in particular.
Keep an eye on the Events page for more details on how you can participate in fundraising for future Polar Dips and other events!
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