Frilloon’s….Vacations….Bauhaus Brewery….Family Fun at MOA

You guys…the benefit is coming and it has a little bit of everything to offer for a great night out! The dinner by Little Piggy Catering is going to be delish, the live music by Duelly Noted is interactive and entertaining, and the silent auction is full of amazing items. We have so many items to choose from, but I thought to entice you to buy your tickets now I’d share a few of the silent auction items.

Frilloons ( has generously donated some balloons for decoration and also a gift card for a party package that is available. Their frilloons are so fun and add a little sass and spice to your party decorations. Something Charlie would certainly approve of, since she also was known for her sass.

We have more than one night away for you to bid on….trips to Duluth, Branson, MO, and an impressive vacation package to Big Sky Montana! Come prepared to battle for the winning bid for a night or a few nights away.

Bauhaus brewery ( is providing a swag bag full of their awesome products, and they are not alone. We have quite a few packages from local businesses and breweries willing to support local organizations. We hope you bid, but also support our local businesses who make an extra effort to give back to our communities.

One more to consider for the silent auction is a day of fun at Mall of America ( Mall of America was incredibly generous in their donations and we have a great package for the Nickelodeon Universe, Crayola Experience and Mouse Mountain Adventure Golf.

Remember to purchase your tickets… you can buy them one at a time, or as a table of 8! Tickets are starting to sell, so don’t miss you chance to attend the event. Be aware that ticket sales will end 2 weeks prior to the event. Tickets available on the events page.

Thanks for all of your support for pediatric heart research and the children and families affected by congenital heart defects! We truly appreciate you all!



Meet the board…Part 6

It’s been awhile since I have introduced members of the board, but we have one more member for you to meet. She is a dear friend of mine, and also one of Charlie’s godmothers. She is generous, the life of the party, an awesome entertainer, hilarious and an incredibly loyal friend…meet Andrea!

My name is Andrea George, and I’ve had the privilege of knowing Kelly since college.  We met and quickly became friends – bonding over our love of Jesus and Lauren Hill.  Not long after college Ryan came on the scene, and I’ve been able to get to know him over the years as well.  I’m blessed to have them as part of my life. Their love, strength, and commitment is always something that I have admired.

I now reside in New York City with my husband after many years in Minnesota.  We miss being close to our friends, but we love how many unique and fun opportunity this city has to offer.  When I’m not doing marketing communications for UnitedHealthcare, I spend most of my time trying to do and explore (and eat!) as much as I can around the city.  My husband and I also love to travel.  When I’m home, I love to cook and spend time with our dog Ruby.

One of the proudest moments in my life was when Kelly and Ryan asked me to be Charlotte’s godmother.  From the moment I held her in the hospital when she was born until the last time I visited her before she went to be with Jesus, I knew her life would be important.  I wanted to make sure I would always be there for her as a godmother.   The way that I get to do that now, is to be a part of the Charlie Girl Foundation.  Working together with Kelly and the rest of the team will help Charlie Girl continue to touch people’s lives like she has already touched ours.


As always – thanks for supporting the foundation and don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the event

~ September 21st at The Historic John P Furber Farm ~ tickets available on the event page! ~