Redlands, Calif. – The Unforgettables Foundation will host its 5th Annual Heart Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 12th at the Fox Event Center in downtown Redlands. The Foundation will honor the exceptional volunteers, service groups and companies that care for and give to children, families and the less fortunate across Inland Southern California.
California State Senator Mike Morrell did not envision how successful the Unforgettable Hearts Awards would be five years ago when he and Unforgettables Founder Tim Evans mapped out the idea over a lunch in mid December 2011. Morrell says “It is amazing how many big hearted people there are doing extraordinary things to help children & families each day.”
This February 12 at 11am at The Fox Theatre in Redlands, another list of 60 ‘Unforgettable Hearts’ from across San Bernardino and Riverside Counties will join a previous alumni group of over 200 individuals, foundations & business’. The title sponsor is Alaina Matthews of Highland.
Doctor Tomás Morales, President of California State University of San Bernardino, will be recognized, as will 11-year old Faith Powell of Highland and Tyler Nguyen of Rialto, and Anne Rogan of Rogan Building Services in Riverside.
Recipients from 25 different Inland Empire towns example the power of people to do good, like Dameron Communication’s Carl Dameron of San Bernardino and Margaret Muller of Yucaipa who’s idea Knots of Love has created almost 300,000 knit caps to cover the heads of cancer patients.
Over 200 community members have received the Heart Award honor already. One special honor called the Unforgettable Summer Austin Award is given to worthy recipients for exemplary financial commitment to The Unforgettables Foundation. The award honors John & Judy Austin, formerly from Redlands, and their daughter, Summer, who died at the age of 20. Their dedication to the cause has helped raise over $250,000 for families not able to afford to bury their children.
Many local politicians will be present to congratulate the chosen recipients from across the region, including keynote speaker Mike Morrell, Assemblypersons Marc Steinorth and Cheryl Brown and San Bernardino County Supervisors James Ramos and Josie Gonzales and Janice Rutherford-Lim.
Tickets to the event are $75 pre-registration and $85 at the door. Tables of 10 can be purchased and sponsorships are available. Please call 909-335-1600 to reserve your seats.
About The Unforgettables Foundation
The Unforgettables Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded by Timothy Evans in 1999. During a decade of clinical ministry to children and their families, Evans assisted families with many crises surrounding the death of a child-not the least of which are the financial burdens experienced by families with limited resources. For 16+ years the organization has provided burial assistance for more than 5,000 families in Southern California. It is the mission of the organization that every family that goes through the terrible tragedy of losing a child should be able to afford a dignified burial. For more information please call 909-335-1600.