Part 1: Reflections


Part 1: Reflections

“Planning a gala for 200 people is no easy task, especially when you don’t have a kitchen.”

My involvement in Polka Dot Mama was by way of email introduction from a friend of mine, Un Kyong Ho, to Tracy Callahan in September of 2015. Little did I know, that in the coming months I would befriend this amazing woman and become a part of this team for future events. And little did I know, that my job would not just entail helping design an outdoor kitchen, but picking up 2×4’s and moving them from outside of a barn to inside a barn, mowing grass, sweeping saw dust and expediting over 1,000 individual dishes to very specific, important people.

part1-lgI had moments of frustration. Moments of clarity. I even had moments of tears. Months and months of planning all came together to make this beautiful event happen – all to make a dream come true and help raise awareness for melanoma.

I am so humbled to be a part of all of this and I hope that you, whoever you are reading this, will one day experience the love I have felt from Tracy Callahan. If you already have, then you know that the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation is not just a non-profit, it is a matriarch trying to save the lives of all of her children, young and old.

Photo credit: Stacey Sprenz Photography

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