Fund-A-Need or Bid For A Cure is a “direct give” of money at a fundraising event. Most of the time, this follows an inspiring speaker or a heart-felt video that gives us insight for the non-profit charity’s mission.
Impact Auctions, Ron Hitzel, Fundraising Benefit Auctioneer, was raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the beautiful Auburn Stevens on stage in this video taken on March 7th in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Auburn Stevens Inspiring Speech
This direct give came after the inspiring Auburn Stevens’ message, who has been afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis since birth and is now married in her 30’s. She gave us a glimpse of the life she endures while living with this disease. When she was a toddler, her doctors told her parents that her life expectancy would only be to her teen years. It is with events like the Guys and Dolls Cystic Fibrosis gala in Charlotte, North Carolina, that precious funds are raised to help find a cure for CF that is NOT presently government supported.
Auburn concluded her speech with a broad smile, almost breathless on stage, with this closing thought that earned her a standing ovation from an audience of 500, “I was very happy when I was given a new expiration date that allowed me to marry my Prince Charming, but now I want another chance to live with NO expiration date! Please help us find a cure! ” The crowd roared!
Fund-A-Need is a great way to raise imperative funds needed for all non-profit events. We only wish blessings for Auburn and her family, and HOPE that a cure to end this disease quickly will be found because of events like these.
This is why Ron and I love what we do!
Debbie and Ron Hitzel, Impact Auctions