URGENT: DRAGONFLY’S 5/8 “LIFE: INTERRUPTED” FUNDRAISER POSTPONED.
Unfortunately our featured guest, New York Times “Life, Interrupted” writer, my beautiful friend Suleika Jaouad, has been hospitalized this week and cannot make it to Cincinnati. As you can imagine, we have decided to postpone the event. I’m super sorry to deliver this news but I know everyone understands that Suleika’s well-being is our first priority. I will keep everybody posted on the new date and deets as soon as Suleika busts out of the hospital so we can make a new plan. Meanwhile, please everybody, keep her in your thoughts and prayers, and let’s send her lots of love and good vibes as she deals with this interruption and plots her escape.
Typical of Suleika’s thoughtfulness, style, and grace, here’s a message she wrote from the hospital:
I’m writing from my hospital room at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to say that I’m so sorry that I will not be able to attend The Dragonfly Foundation’s May 8th fundraiser honoring Maya the Magnificent and other young patients enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants. Although I’m stuck in the hospital, my heart, best wishes and congratulations are with you all in Cincinnati. I am overwhelmed by what you had planned for the event!
As a young cancer warrior myself, I was looking forward to sharing my story with you. The event was extra special to me because my mother Anne Francey was accompanying me and bringing her gorgeous paintings to Cincinnati to benefit the Dragonfly Foundation.
We know that life is unpredictable, and sometimes can be “interrupted.” However, it is Spring and hope is in the air! Please know that everyone associated with the “Flight of the Lovely Dragonflies” fundraiser, myself included, are determined to reschedule the event as soon as we possibly can. The Dragonfly Foundation’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed will provide information about the new date of the event.
Please know that you have my deepest gratitude for welcoming me so warmly to Cincinnati. Thank you to Art Design Consultants, all our amazing sponsors, Joules Evans, Bonnie Collins, and all the wonderful people who purchased tickets to attend the event. I could not be more grateful for the support you have shown me, my darling friend Maya, and The Dragonfly Foundation.
If you so choose, The Dragonfly Foundation can provide you with refund, but I really hope you will wait for me. I can’t wait to thank each of you personally.
With gratitude, Suleika
Speaking for myself and my planning committee… we can’t. freaking. WAIT! till she busts out of the hospital so we can reschedule this event and make it happen! And speaking for the Dragonflies, here’s a sweet message to Suleika from one of the Dragonfly families:
P.S. In accordance with the rebooking of the Flight of Lovely Dragonflies event, my scheduled “haircut”…
…so yeah, that “haircut” will still go down in accordance with the rescheduling of the event, provided I can raise enough bucks to pay these crazy little warrior sisters of mine aka my dragonfly barbers.