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Last Week the season of races started in Del Mar which is close to San Diego. I was invited to make the main painting for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 30th Anniversary of Day at the Races held to gather funds for kids having such a rare desease. I made a painting of racing horses during 2 weeks before the event and the painting was presented at silent auction. Here are some photos from the event
Me with the painting, mixed media on canvas 40*60 inches

silent auction lots on the table


People gathering from noon till 1.30 before races will start at 2 pm, silent auction is held form noon till 4 pm

My coctail hat is made specially for this event to match my dress

Other ladies in style

Patrons of the event thanking everybody coming

Me giving a short speech introducing myself and telling about the painting

The races started, we are located just overlooking the finish line from skybox above

Skybox area

View from above

Guests at their tables

Me after the speech ready for lunch

Silent auction time is over and organizers gather the papers to announce winners of the lots

My painting is purchased by lady in the middle, money will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Society

Most kids with cystic fibrosis live only to their teens but with the help of research this changes nowdays helping them to have longer lives.

"65 Roses" is what some children with cystic fibrosis (CF) call their disease because the words are much easier for them to pronounce.

Mary G. Weiss became a volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 1965 after learning that her three little boys had CF. Her duty was to call every civic club, social and service organization seeking financial support for CF research. Mary's 4-year-old son, Richard, listened closely to his mother as she made each call.

After several calls, Richard came into the room and told his Mom, "I know what you are working for." Mary was dumbstruck because Richard did not know what she was doing, nor did he know that he had cystic fibrosis. With some trepidation, Mary asked, "What am I working for, Richard?" He answered, "You are working for 65 Roses." Mary was speechless.

He could not see the tears running down Mary's cheeks as she stammered, "Yes Richard, I'm working for 65 Roses."

Since 1965, the term "65 Roses" has been used by children of all ages to describe their disease. But, making it easier to say does not make CF any easier to live with. The "65 Roses" story has captured the hearts and emotions of all who have heard it. The rose, appropriately the ancient symbol of love, has become a symbol of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 26th, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
Красотка, что тут скажешь :)

На последнем фото практически Гай Пирс :)
Aug. 23rd, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
Well done! Beautiful picture! The same as your heart!
In Australia we have the same races. It is a lot of fun there.
Aug. 24th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Нелепая шапочка...
Да и платье какое то не из той пьесы. Насколько красиво и скромно одеты другие женщины, пусть они и в годах. Но ваше платье это тихий ужас. Дизайнер наверное был в угаре?
Sep. 8th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
Шапочка-это фасинатор, такой правильный дресс-код на скачках. Платье мне нравится, но у всех разные мнения. Спасибо за ваш комментарий.
Sep. 8th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Пришла в ваш журнал из Your look today, в надежде, что смогу написать, как вы необыкновенно хороши, стильны и прелестны. Вот, пишу с радостью:)
Sep. 8th, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
Спасибо большое!
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