Emilio Nares Foundation hosts 12th annual “Harvest for Hope”

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

San Diego Central Library Provides Setting

Past honoree, Randi Hosking (left) is pictured with Diane Nares and Richard Nares.

Past honoree, Randi Hosking (left) is pictured with Diane Nares and Richard Nares.


The  Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), a San Diego-based nonprofit dedicated to helping navigate families through their child’s journey with cancer, will host the 12th annual “Harvest for Hope” from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, September 13 at San Diego Central Library. Guests can expect gourmet food and beverage stations, a live and silent auction, local musicians Lori Bell and Ron Satterfield presented by Croce’s Park West.

The event includes unlimited tastings from San Diego’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors to raise funds for ENF, whose co-founder, Richard Nares, was named a “Top 10 CNN Hero.”

“It’s hard to believe 12 years have gone by since a group of local chefs and restaurant owners first joined forces to create Harvest for Hope to help my husband Richard and I get ENF off the ground,” said Diane Nares, co-founder of ENF.

Richard and Diane Nares lost their only son, Emilio, to cancer when he was 5-years-old. Turning tragedy into hope, the Nares family created the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) in 2003. Today, ENF provides a variety of programs and services for more than 5,000 low-income, underprivileged patients and families who have a child battling cancer. “Ride with Emilio” is ENF’s flagship program that provides a van to transport children and their parents to and from the hospital for chemotherapy treatments and other medical appointments.

This year’s honorees include the Corrao Group and D.W. Hearst Jr. Foundation. Carlo Cecchetto, KFMB/CBS8 Evening News Anchor, is the master of ceremonies.

Sponsors to date include John and Nancy Jo Cappetta, Paul Hastings, LLP, Manchester Financial Group, Banfi Vintners, Eric & Amy Sahn, and Ranta Consulting.

For more information on how to become a sponsor, to purchase tickets, or make a donation visit: HarvestforHope2015.org, call 760-310-9467 or email Heidi@enfhope.org.

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