Anna’s Celebration of Life Foundation, a nonprofit agency that provides life-enhancing gifts to children in Indiana with special needs, hosted its annual Rock the Night Celebration! Dec. 3 at The Atrium, and man did disc jockey Brian Morris have the place rockin’.
The evening started with a social and a silent auction before guests treated themselves to a delicious buffet dinner.
The fun really got started with a “horse race.” Six contestants, each of whom was paired with a number on a dice, advanced down the “track” when their number showed up on two rolled dice.
Santa Claus was the fan favorite, but Nancy Lorenzano won by a nose.
Foundation Director Brad Haberman said the event would raise nearly $50,000. “These people are generous. They really care about special needs children.”
The foundation’s namesake, Anna Molloy, daughter of Pete and Julie Molloy, died July 31, 2008. She was born with the genetic disorder geleophysic dysplasia, but Anna lived her life with a giant and courageous spirit.
She had an amazing sense of humor and kept everyone on their toes. Anna had an impact on everyone she came in contact with and had a great desire to make sure other kids with special needs were taken care of. Her spirit and her smile continue to be missed.