In two months, Heroes In Transition (HIT) will hold its 14th Annual Fall Gala at The Coonamessett, and is inviting the public to join in a celebration of the nonprofit’s work. The theme of the fundraiser, which will be held on Friday, September 22, 6-10 PM, is “A Legacy of Love.”
Tickets for the Gala, which are $130 per person and $1,040 for a table of 8, can be purchased at www.HITFallGala.org or by clicking the button below.
“This event is always a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate all that HIT is doing to give back to service members, veterans, and military families in our region who sacrifice so much,” said HIT Executive Director Nicole Spencer. “Our work is not possible without the support of businesses and donors who believe in our mission, and who understand our programs are making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.”
Admission to the gala includes hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, cash bar, an online/silent auction, a live auction, and an opportunity to strengthen HIT’s mission through a Fund-A-Need.
HIT Board Members Sarah Daley of Mashpee, and Kristen Boyd of Mashpee, as well as HIT supporter Maria Raber of Mashpee, are serving as co-chairs of the Gala, organizing all aspects of the event which includes getting items for the auctions and securing sponsorships.
Normally held in November, HIT has moved its Gala to September this year. With the change in date, the Gala Committee recommended that individuals, businesses, and groups not wait to purchase tickets.
“This is an event that always sells out, so we encourage people to purchase their tickets as early as possible,” said Boyd. “It really gives attendees a glimpse into the breadth and depth of all that HIT is doing. The Gala allows attendees to see the impact of their giving – who HIT is helping and how its programs are changing people’s lives for the better.”
“We’re committed to ensuring this event is a success because we know how impactful HIT’s programs are to our community,” said Daley, who leads HIT’s yoga classes for service members at Joint Base Cape Cod. “And this year’s theme focuses on the roots of these programs which come from a place of love, starting with Cyndy and Ken’s love for their son Eric.”
HIT was formed by Cyndy Jones and her late husband Kenneth after their only son, U.S. Marine Captain Eric A. Jones, died in a helicopter crash while flying a combat mission on October 26, 2009, in Afghanistan. The couple created HIT to honor Eric’s life, service, and sacrifice, growing the organization into one that assists over 1,400 individuals on an annual basis through over a dozen programs.
Current sponsors for this year’s Gala are Asset Management Resources; the Law Offices of Boyd & Boyd, P.C.; Cape Cod Retractable, Inc.; Devadigm; Dellbrook|JKS; and The Valle Group.