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Sweet Dreams Foundation has begun its process to find the next sponsor child for their “Dream Room” make-over.

The Sweet Dreams Foundation was founded in 2006 and their stated mission is to “… improve the Quality of Life of Children who have been diagnosed with a life threatening disease through the creation of their Dream Room.”

Children selected for this process must be between the ages of 2 to 17 and have a life threatening disease or chronic medical condition that threatens the life of the child. The recently selected board members of Sweet Dreams Foundation will review all applications and make their next selection after applications are received.

May 1, 2012 is the deadline for submitting an application for the next Sweet Dreams child selection. The selection process and application are available at the Sweet Dreams web site.

This past Saturday a fundraiser was held to raise money necessary to create the next dream room. Jennifer Richards, president of Sweet Dreams Foundation indicates that the organization needs to raise $10,000 to create the next Dream Room.

Hot Yoga at Sunrise hosted the fundraising event. The fundraiser included a yoga class with several of Hot Yoga’s instructors participating in the event including Robin and Bobby Carpenter and Ping Yu.

Guests who joined the class were later rewarded with a Chinese lion dance show. The lion dance was performed by the Eastern Ways Martial Arts School.

Eastern Ways Martial Arts

Eastern Ways specializes in the Chinese arts of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, Yang style Tai Chi Chuan and Lion Dancing. Eastern Ways currently has three schools which are located in Folsom, Elk Grove and Fair Oaks. About 15 students and instructors of Eastern Ways performed to the delight of those present.

Sweet Dreams Foundation fundraiser

Jenna Elkington, a poi fire dancer, also performed for guests. Sounds “ooh” and” aah” were heard as Elkington executed some risky moves during her engaging performance.

Jenna Elkington

Lunch was also provided and videos of past dream room recipients were showed. Richards was able to relay information about how she started Sweet Dreams and what it takes to create a room.

Several fundraising donations were part of a silent auction. Some of the auction items included a detox consultation by Stacy Whittingham, a massage certificate from Erin Dickey and an acupuncture certificate from Gail Derin.

Other auction items donated were a chiropractic gift card by A Perfect Curve, a yogitoes towel from Yogitoes and a Safeway gift certificate.

Erik’s Deli Café donated food for the lunch and Ursula and Silvester Uhlir donated the use of the luncheon site.

At the end of the event several people who attended the fundraiser indicated they were interested in volunteering for the foundation. Events such as these have resulted in volunteer support for Sweet Dreams.

The board of directors, Richards and everyone involved with the fundraiser made this an enjoyable event and in the process were able to enlist some new volunteers.

Sweet Dreams continues to work behind the scenes to raise enough donations to give another child, who has a life threatening disease, their dream room. Log on to their website for future events and find out more information about this nonprofit organization.


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