Guests at The Gift of Life’s annual fundraising gala celebrated miracles and danced the night away in support of premature babies and their parents.
ORANGE COUNTY Hurricane Irma may have delayed The Gift of Life’s annual gala from its original September date, but it had no power in stopping the organization and its supporters from coming together to celebrate miracles. Its annual gala — held this year on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Heaven Event Center — serves as a fundraiser. This year’s theme, Dancing for Preemies, included performances from a Michael Jackson impersonator, glow stick dancer, flamenco dancer and ventriloquist. The Gift of Life was founded in 2014 by Rosie and Marcus Moore, parents of a preemie, and aims to offer hope, encouragement and support to parents of premature babies in neonatal intensive care units. It is a registered nonprofit set up to work directly with NICUs to assess the units’ immediate needs, as well as the needs of NICU parents and babies.