Recently, I tweeted (@ronnihawk) about attending a Star for a Night gala event organized by the Star for a Night charity and got a lot of DM’s from my followers asking me what it was all about and how I got involved with this organization.
I’ve been involved with Star for a Night since I was 14 years old, and it’s always been an honor for me to take part in its events. Each year, Star for a Night galas raise money for a variety of different charities. The event is hosted by actress, model and cancer survivor Taylor Hay.
Taylor was diagnosed with cancer at the age of nine. Already an actress at the time, she had to take two years off while receiving treatment. However, as soon as Tylor regained her strength, she decided to start making a difference in the lives of others by raising money for charities. By the age of thirteen, Tylor had raised more than $250,000 for numerous causes.
100% of proceeds from this year’s Star for a Night gala benefited Cancer for College, a charity that helps cancer survivors further their education and careers. Cancer for College was founded by two-time cancer survivor and double amputee Craig Pollard. Since it started, Cancer for College has awarded over 1,400 scholarships and more than $3 million to low-income, high achieving cancer survivors.
After losing my grandmother to cancer, I know what an emotional and physical toll this disease can take on patients and their families. I was humbled and honored to be a part of something that helps cancer survivors achieve their dreams.
This year was actually the first time that this event was open to the public, and I want to thank everyone who came out to support this great effort. It was a totally unforgettable experience to personally meet with everyone who came over, and especially the children and teens who are currently being served by Cancer for College.
The reason why I got involved with Star for a Night is because I’ve always been passionate about charity work and volunteering. Last year, my whole family and I took part in a medical mission in South America. It was a life-changing experience for me. We went there to help people in need, and the whole experience really opened my eyes to the struggles that people are facing not just there, but all around the world. It also motivated me to continue helping others and giving back, and I’m always looking for opportunities to do so.
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About the Author
Known for her roles in such hit shows as “Stuck in the Middle” and “On My Block,” Ronni Hawk is a popular actress and model. Ronni Hawk is also actively engaged with a number of charitable organizations. She regularly volunteers at animal shelters, goes on mission trips abroad to help people in need and is very passionate about protecting the environment. She shares her thoughts and experiences on several blogs, including Blogspot and Medium, as well as her YouTube channel.