Every month our hotel participates in Jean Friday. Team members donate $5 to wear jeans and the funds always go to a life-changing organization.
This month our Jean’s Day falls on October 2, 2009 and we have picked an organization that really touches our hearts, Muscular Dystrophy Association. Many of you have had the pleasure of getting to know Arni Divinagracia, Leisure Sales Coordinator, in the Sales department, and if you were extremely lucky, you were able to meet her amazing, inspirational daughter, Gabbi.
Gabbi was diagnosed early this year with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a rare form of neuromuscular disease. Gabbi’s uplifting and positive attitude gave her the strength and desire to learn more and raise awareness about this disease. She has raised awareness and touched the lives of so many people, in hopes to ultimately find a cure for muscular dystrophy.
This September, Gabbi was recognized for her support of MDA and was invited to be a part of the 2009 Jerry Lewis/MDA Telethon.
Gabbi is taking charge again and has formed a team, Gabbi’s Giggles, for the upcoming MDA Stride and Ride 5K in Anaheim. The event takes place on Sunday, October 25 at 10:00AM in Yorba Regional Park. Hilton Anaheim will be presenting a check for $1,000 in Gabbi’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in addition to the funds raised by Jeans Friday. Join Gabbi’s team and join us on October 25 to Stride for a Cure!