Photos courtesy of Gabriel’s Angels
The celebrated Arizona-based nonprofit, Gabriel’s Angels, much-anticipated annual fundraising gala, A Night of PAWsibilities, is set for Saturday, Oct. 7. Taking place at the Arizona Biltmore from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., this year’s event dons a glamorous “PAWparazzi – A Red Carpet Affair” theme.
The event promises an evening of glitz and glam, complete with a red carpet walkway, eager photographers, a dynamic 360 photo booth, and vibrant beats from a live DJ. Attendees can expect a lively cocktail hour featuring an open bar, a chance to win unique spirits at the libations pull, upscale raffle prizes, and a thrilling live auction. Steering the auction is the engaging auctioneer, Brett Higgins, while the evening’s proceedings will be hosted by Lin Sue Flood, a former 12 News Anchor and currently the director of community engagement for Arizona Hospice of the Valley. Flood was recently acknowledged as one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2022. Furthermore, the event proudly announced AZPetVet as its title sponsor, with Tami Butcher and Cherie Malkoff at the helm as dedicated chairs.
For over two decades, Gabriel’s Angels has been at the forefront of providing pet therapy to vulnerable children across Arizona. The organization, a stalwart believer in the transformative power of pet therapy, equips children with seven vital core behaviors. Schools, shelters, and community partners consistently extol the free pet therapy services, citing them as instrumental in changing young lives.
With an ever-increasing demand for these invaluable services, Melissa Steimer, CEO of Gabriel’s Angels, underscores the urgency. “The schools, group homes, domestic violence shelters, and other community partners we serve are telling us how our free pet therapy services are making such a positive difference in these children’s lives. We’re scrambling to keep up with the constantly increasing demand and hope to expand services to include even more children in need,” Steimer says.
Funds raised from the gala play a pivotal role in sustaining and expanding the pet therapy services. Given the sold-out history of the event, supporters are urged to secure their tickets — priced from $225 — without delay.
To join in this noble cause, book your seat for an evening of fun, fashion, and philanthropy by visiting https://e.givesmart.com/events/vSO. For more insights into the commendable endeavors of Gabriel’s Angels, visit gabrielsangels.org.