The SCV will celebrate the 6th Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration on Sunday October 20 from 1:00pm – 4:30pm at The Residence Inn by Marriott. This event will raise money for the local non-profit Circle of Hope, Inc.
Whether you are undergoing treatment, a cancer survivor, loved one, friend, or you’re wanting to get holiday photos done before the rush, this event is an opportunity to connect with each other and celebrate milestones, said Brooke Edwards, owner of Brooke Ritter Photography and event organizer.
“Circle of Hope is an incredible resource for our community,” she said, “and my hope is that this annual fundraiser will create awareness of this resource and raises money to benefit families battling cancer through educational and financial support.”
There will be fun for the entire family. Guests will enjoy a variety of vendor booths, enjoy snacks, take portraits, win raffle prizes, play games and be surrounded by lots of fun and love. This year, Brooke Ritter Photography will raffle off a year of free portraits. There will be a Cupcake & Candles celebration honoring survivors at 2:30pm.
The Tree of Love will be featured again this year. It is a 30×30 hand painted tree on canvas in which cut out leaves and butterflies with the name of loved ones are placed onto the tree. Leaves represent cancer fighters and survivors, and butterflies are to honor those who have passed.
“This event meant everything to me. Putting the leaf on the Tree of Love as a survivor was a turning point in my life, it gave me my power back,” said Kimberly Richardson, a survivor from last year’s event.
The host of the event, Brooke Edwards of Brooke Ritter Photography, is partnering with French Photography to capture beautiful portraits for attendees.
The Residence Inn by Marriott is located at 25320 The Old Road in Santa Clarita.