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Special Love Annual Gala

June 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Special Love’s Gala on Friday, June 23rd at the Hilton-Tyson’s Corner will be a special evening supporting children with cancer and their families, and celebrating our 40th Anniversary.

Over the last 40 years, we’ve been fortunate to have individuals and companies on this journey with us and we are honored to present our Love awards to two individual’s in-particular.  One, who created the “Love,” and the other who keeps the love flowing through her work as a valued member of the Camp Fantastic leadership team.

Special Love co-founder, Sheila Baker, will be presented with the Circle of Love Award in recognition of her and late husband, Tom Baker, dreaming to create a place where kids could just be kids and not patients, launching Camp Fantastic in 1983.

The Randy Schools Light of Love Award will be presented to Holly Senn, a Child-Life Specialist at INOVA Fairfax Hospital and Camp Fantastic Volunteer, in heartfelt recognition of her dedication to our campers over the last 18 years.

The evening will include wonderful food, great entertainment, exciting silent auction items, and the opportunity to visit with our young Special Love Ambassadors to learn first-hand the impact Special Love has had in their young lives.

Individual Tickets: $250

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available


Gala Dinner Committee

Margaret Bessette             Melissa Steele

Gala Co-Chairs


Gala Committee

Nicole Blocker

Jan Bresch

William P. Cannon

Anthony Curtis

Maria Gonzales Jackson

For more information, contact Jan Bresch.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

Jennifer & Ron Christie

Gold Sponsors





Silver Sponsor

Clark Construction

Table Sponsors

Aequalis LLC     Nicole Blocker      Jan Bresch      Shari & Andy Fisher

Offit Kurman      Jyothi Raghaven     The Tomoff Family     Ed White

Friend Sponsor

The Schmidt Family

In-Kind Sponsors

OpenBlooms, Inc     Vienna Vintner


June 23, 2023
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hilton Mclean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Dr
Mclean, 22102
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Jan Bresch

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