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What is GHGH?

It seems like all good ideas are hatched over a bottle of wine. In late 2007 at a monthly networking event, a light bulb materialized above our heads. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could make an event that would bring members of the local wedding industry together AND raise money for a great cause?” A novel idea, there was nothing like it. Over the next couple of months, Get Hitched, Give Hope was born. Who is this “we” you ask? The original founders included:

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Barbie Hull Photography

Laurel McConnell Photography

Eliza Truitt Photography

Sweet Pea Events

Married With Michelle

Bliss Events NW

Get Hitched Give Hope’s mission is to bring the community together through niche events like our annual bridal auction gala while raising money for a great cause.
Get Hitched Give Hope is proudly powered 100% by volunteers in order to maximize donations to our beneficiaries. Board members, team members, designers, performers, and event staff have donated an endless amount of hours, services, and products to make GHGH’s mission a reality.

Video by Cabfare Productions with music by Jason Parker Quartet

 

What if you only had one year to live…What would your dream be? Many dreams involve creating a happy final memory for small children of a dying parent. Others reunite family members 
or bring a loved one to the bedside of a dying friend or relative for a few precious final moments of comfort.  There are no typical dreams. Dreams are as unique as the dreamers.

Here is just a fraction of what we’ve been able to do with your donations:

  • Susan and her family of 8 were able to have one last family vacation in Hawaii
  • Heather and her family of 6 were able to see Mickey Mouse at Disney World
  • Sharon’s wish was for her family of 4 to go to Hawaii
  • We sent Susan and her son to Key West for one final good-bye

 

See our Dream Book >>

Get Hitched Give Hope is proud to partner with Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition to help carry out final dreams and provide support for survivors.

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Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life.  With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to nearly 25,000 final Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified applicant.  Dream Foundation does not receive any federal or state funding and relies solely on individual donations and corporate partnerships to fund its programs.  The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator’s four-star rating- its highest- for sound fiscal management ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely.

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Young Survival Coalition began in 2002, and is an affiliate of the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections, and outreach so women feel supported, empowered, and hopeful. YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research, breast cancer, and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young women, and to ensure that no woman diagnosed under 40 faces breast cancer alone.

 

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