Snowfest Event for the Arms Wide Open Children’s Cancer Foundation

Here at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, we’ve always maintained a charitable spirit and have sought to maintain a close relationship with our community. We believe that being a good personal injury law firm lies in not only representing and advocating for clients, but also involves connecting with people and making a difference in their lives in any way possible. Recently, attorney Dane Heptner and legal assistant Nicole Craig helped fulfill those goals of being a community-service driven law firm by taking part in the Snowfest fundraising event for the Arms Wide Open Children’s Cancer Foundation.

The event took place on December 5, 2015 at the Safety Harbor City Park. It was sponsored by a number of generous local vendors and businesses and was operated by a number of volunteers and leaders. Visitors to the event were allowed to enter the park for free from 4:30 until 8:30, and were given the opportunity to purchase tickets to any number of different attractions. Kids and adults were invited to get their faces painted, pose for a picture with Elsa from Frozen, or sled down a snow-covered ramp. There were also snacks and drinks available for purchase, and visitors were also invited to make a charitable donation to the Foundation.

Attorney Dane Heptner had the pleasure of manning the snow-sled ramp, where he not only helped push riders down the ramp, but also assisted with shoveling snow back up the ramp to keep the party going. It was the first time in Florida he had both a feverish forehead and frozen feet.

Overall, the event was a tremendous success with over $25,000 being raised for childhood cancer research. All proceeds went to the Arms Wide Open Children’s Cancer Foundation to fund the first year research study being completed by Dr. Shakeel Modak. The study is a 5 year molecular guided antibody therapy grant that will benefit children and families everywhere. Thank you to Nicole Craig, Dane Heptner, and countless other volunteers who helped make the event a success.

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