The Marietta-based nonprofit organization Enduring Hearts will be one of the charities benefiting at the 2nd Annual Holiday Lights event at Veterans Park, 7345 Cumming Highway in Canton. The event commences the day after Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 23 and runs through Monday, December 31, 2018. The display runs for two miles. There are an estimated 40,000 families expected to visit the events this year. Each vehicle traveling through the colorful and festive display of holiday lights will be charged $20 for admission.
The mission of Enduring Hearts is to fund research that increases the longevity of pediatric heart transplants, improves quality of life for transplant recipients, and eliminates pediatric heart diseases that may result in transplant. Since the organization was founded in 2013, more than $3 million has been raised for research going on at more than 20 medical institutions around the country, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University.
“We are so excited to be partnering with 112 Events and involved with an event that has become a popular holiday tradition for so many in Cherokee County and throughout northern Georgia,” said Carolyn Salvador, executive director of Enduring Hearts. “It’s such a wonderful thing to be able to enjoy the magic of the holiday season and give back at the same time.”
Other participating charities include Papa’s Pantry, Skills USA, Play it Forward, and Veterans of Cherokee County.
The event is managed and produced by 112 Events. They also produce Holiday Lights of Hope at Hobgood Park. To learn more details about the event, including support of Enduring Hearts through sponsorship, please visit www.enduringhearts.org or contact Kelly Fechalos at firstname.lastname@example.org