The Dream Factory Casino Night!
Dear Dream Factory friends,
Dr. Michael Mendoza, the Monroe County Public Health Director, stated during a press conference recently that the risk of infection remains low in Monroe County, but encouraged people not to attend events of 50 people or more. As we expected three to four times that number, like many other events in the area, we have had to make the heart breaking decision to postpone The Dream Factory Casino Night scheduled for March 21st. A new date has not been set yet, but we will keep you informed.
The Dream Factory was hoping the funds raised at this Casino Night event would allow us to fulfill at least four of our upcoming dreams. In total, ten area children have asked The Dream Factory of Rochester for dreams.
* Sebastian, Joshua, Isabella, Reese, and Abigail want to go to Disney World- most have already been scheduled (two who were due to travel this month, will be postponed)
* Peter and Ava want computers- we were going to present Peter with his computer at the Casino Night
* Jonathan wants to go to Yellowstone National Park
* Brady wants to attend a NASCAR event and meet some drivers
* Hannah was expecting to go on a cruise in April, we have had to postpone that trip until the summer.
We have emailed everyone who preregistered/paid. If you did not receive the message, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are truly devastated that such a decision had to be made, but the safety and health of those who will attend is of the utmost importance. As an organization we are focused on doing wonderful things for the children who are in the “at risk” category, those with compromised immune systems. To potentially put those children in harms way would not be in anyone’s best interest. Although just about everyone who attends our event is an adult, many are dream parents and we cannot risk potentially spreading the CoVid-19 virus to their families.
The Dream Factory of Rochester was chartered in the fall of 1998 with our first dream being fulfilled in May 1999 when Autumn, a 7 year old girl from Brockport, NY living with spinal muscular atrophy, traveled to Orlando, Florida with her mother. Today we have fulfilled over 275 dreams in our community. We have sent many children to Central Florida, NYC, California, Arizona, and tropical islands. We have provided children with televisions, computers, pools, hot tubs, room makeovers, and shopping sprees. We have introduced children to sports celebrities, musicians, actresses, and creators of television shows. Their dreams are as varied as the children we meet and the challenges they face.
If you would like to learn more about our local chapter, nominate a child, host a fundraising event, or join us at our monthly meeting.
Typically at 7:00pm the 3rd Monday of each month at:
1890 S Winton Rd #100,
Rochester, NY 1461