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Rise & SHINE! in Asheville

Thursday, October 13th at Highland Brewing

Join us for Rise and Shine in Asheville!

Co-chaired by Virginia Gajewski and Gregor Pickral

Thursday, October 13, 8:30 to 10:00 am

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Thursday, October 13
8:30-10:00AM

Highland Brewing Company Event Center
12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

8:30 am – Check in & Breakfast is Served
9:15 am – Program begins

Rise & Shine is Arts For Life’s annual breakfast benefit gathering, featuring speakers who know Arts For Life best (families and staff from the hospital) and can tell the story of how the arts have made a real difference in their healthcare experience.

We’ll share a meal together, meet friends old and new, show you some of our patients’ artwork, and provide an opportunity for you to support pediatric patients and families. Breakfast is complimentary; a request for support will be made at the event.

This event is open to everyone, and we encourage you to bring a friend as we come together as a community to share the joy of art in the hospital with children and families!

Arts For Life wants to ensure the safety of all of our Rise and Shine guests. Given the ever-changing nature of COVID, AFL Executive Staff and Board Members will closely monitor the local situation as the event approaches and keep all guests updated of any changes in as timely a manner as possible.

We ask that anyone who is experiencing symptoms or has had a known exposure kindly NOT attend the event. We will be glad to share the program with you virtually afterwards.

Masks are welcomed and encouraged for our guests.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Learn more about how you can support children in the hospital by sponsoring this wonderful event!


Can’t make it on October 13th, but still want to help bring creativity and color to kids at the hospital?

Make a gift online today.

Interested in serving as a Table Host for Rise & Shine?

Contact us today!

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