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    Seventh annual HOPE in the AIR gala will bring the community together

    Every year, HOPE in the AIR brings community-minded people together for an incredible night of entertainment and celebration of stewardship. The passionate people behind the annual gala handpick nonprofit programs in their growth stage impacting Southeastern Pennsylvania to raise awareness and support for—and attendees get to see the remarkable change that can come through these programs because of the funds they give.


    “HOPE in the AIR would not have started, nor would it be where it is today, without everyone’s daily activities and involvement as well as the relationships that we have built with individuals and organizations who continue to support our endeavors.”
    – Sasha Wawrzyniak, Vice President at Viocity Group, creators of HOPE in the AIR


    Special guest: Speed painter Cody Sabol

    Back for its seventh year, HOPE in the AIR has a one-of-a-kind experience planned for this year’s gala, including a live and silent auction and special guest Cody Sabol. Cody is a nationally recognized speed painter, who creates realistic paintings in a matter of minutes—several pieces created during the evening will even be in the live auction!


    This year, HOPE in the AIR has chosen Hospice & Community Care’s Sunflower Pediatric Program and the Facility Dog Program at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital as its 2023 recipients. The goal of HOPE in the AIR is to find causes that have a direct impact on people in the community by sharing hope. Through these programs, lives are enriched, suffering is eased, and memories are made.




    “Everyone needs a shoulder to lean on at times or the extra encouragement to continue onward. Through the generous support of HOPE in the AIR, we have been honored in helping to provide this support since 2017.”
    – Chris Miller, President at Viocity Group


    Join them on September 9 at Lancaster Country Club for an unforgettable night of fun and community support. Tickets and sponsorships are available on their website. You won’t want to miss it!

    Get to Know Sunflower Pediatric Program

    The Sunflower Pediatric Program offers specialized care and comfort designed for pediatric patients with life-threatening illnesses to improve both the child’s and family’s quality of life.


    Get to Know Facility Dog Program at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

    A facility dog is professionally trained to work in a healthcare setting as an important part of a child’s treatment process. At Children’s Hospital, the facility dogs provide customized interventions so nurses and hospital staff can best meet the child’s needs.