Prayers From Maria – Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation Hosts Sunflower Soiree

February 3, 2009

CLEVELAND, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Prayers From Maria – Children’s Glioma
Cancer Foundation will be hosting its second annual Sunflower Soiree.

    WHAT:  The Sunflower Soiree
    WHEN:  7 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday, February 21, 2009
    WHERE: The Corner Alley, 402 Euclid Ave., Downtown Cleveland
    PRICE: $100.00/person
    HOW:   Contact Tara (330.819.7280) or Rosalie (216.536.5795) or email

The first Sunflower Soiree had a crowd of more than 400 people and was
named the “2008 Best New Event of the Year” by The Plain Dealer. This year
guests will enjoy an evening of music and bowling, silent & live auctions with
fabulous items, open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Dress attire for the event
casual chic.

With a mission of funding global research into the causes, prevention,
treatments and cure for childhood brain tumors known as gliomas, Prayers From
Maria – Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation, was founded in 2006 by Ed and

Megan McNamara. The foundation receives considerable support from the
community-at-large. The dedication of its volunteer base is echoed by Maureen
: “I got involved with the Prayers From Maria when I realized I could
help a neighbor and fellow parishioner with an organization that would help
find a cure for a serious childhood cancer. When you have children of your
own, you cannot imagine the heartache someone goes through when they lose a
child like Ed and Megan did. And despite that loss, they have remained an
example of faith and generosity to all parents who have similar tragedies in
their lives. Taking care of the Foundation’s financial needs was just a small
favor I could do for Ed and Megan. I smile every time I see a sunflower!”

In addition to a dedicated volunteer base, Prayers From Maria – Children’s
Glioma Cancer Foundation has a Medical Board that consists of highly venerable
doctors who are committed to eradicating the childhood disease. Because
gliomas are grossly under funded, the McNamara family is diligently working to
make a difference by raising public awareness and bringing hope to children
and their families who live with this disease. This year, the Foundation will
be awarding their first grant of $100,000 to desperately needed research. To
learn more: www.prayersfrommaria.org

If you would like more information on the event, Sunflower Soirre, please
contact Tara (330-819-7280) or Rosalie (216-536-5795) or email:

SOURCE Prayers From Maria

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