To register your family, nominate a family, volunteer your time or become an official sponsor of the 2013 Field of Dreams event, click CONTACT US in the upper right corner of the website.
The year was 2007. My sister picked my niece up from dance class and stopped in to see the pediatrician thinking Kristen had an ear infection. Kristen was 3. She didn’t have an ear infection. Instead, the doctor dropped a bomb on my sister’s family. Their daughter was diagnosed with leukemia within hours. Her days of ballet and playing dolls were replaced by long hospital stays, chemo, pills, awful side effects and a long 27 month treatment plan. The great news is that she emerged healthy! The hair grew back, her spirit was renewed and now my sister, Jenn, and her family serve others in the community dealing with childhood cancer.
As a photographer, my camera can bless families with timeless images. However, when cancer strikes, so many families shy away from cameras. We believe their fight should be documented and their journey celebrated as one of the most defining moments in their lives. So back in 2011, we invited any family dealing with childhood cancer to join us in the sunflower fields. As a portrait studio, we have exclusive rights to the fields every July for traditional family portraits. We feel our “outdoor studio” is breathtaking and wanted to share that feeling with these deserving families. So, for just one night, they could find comfort in fellow families dealing with the same daily struggles and have amazing, complimentary portraits taken by some of Charlotte’s best professional photographers.
The event continues to grow each year and our returning families tell us it is something they look forward to each summer. So please, join us on July 10, 2013 from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. for an unforgettable evening. We provide a DJ, free food and drinks, face painting, an art station and more importantly……a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere where everyone focuses less on cancer and more on HOPE.
Click HERE to become a sponsor, volunteer your time, nominate a family or sign up your own family. Any family with a child 18 or younger who is dealing with any form of cancer OR is in remission is eligible for their complimentary session. We can’t wait to share our gorgeous sunflowers with you!