On Friday, December 6, 2013, Hope From Helen held a silent auction at the Blockade Runner on Wrightsville Beach to benefit local and global organizations that are dedicated to health, education, animal welfare, the environment, as well as families and individuals in need.
As the second largest event to date, over 1,000 people attended and raised a little over $40,000.00 at the silent auction. “Funds will be dispersed in the next year to many worthy charities and people in need,” said Tony Butler, founder. “A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to the Blockade Runner Resort, Tower 7, Audi Cape Fear, those who donated auctioned items, those who bought auctioned items, event volunteers and all who attended the event. Thanks for making it one of the most fun-filled nights of the year.”
About Hope From Helen
In the past few years, the Hope From Helen Surf Silent Auction and other events raised over $118,000 to benefit causes such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), American Cancer Society, PAWS Place, New Hanover Humane Society, Surf Aid, Life Rolls On, Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation, Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project, Surfers Healing, Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter, Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue, Surfrider Foundation, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, The Pink Ribbon Project, and the Bantul Kindergarten Project. Additionally, the memorial fund provided support for local families with serious and terminal illnesses, beautification of Downtown Wrightsville beach, financial support to East Coast Surf legend and former WCT Surfer Dean Randazzo who is battling cancer, a reverse raffle to help benefit The Lift Up Ellie Fund and a campaign to curb cigarette litter on Wrightsville Beach.
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