Elana and Jack Sargent were nominated to be one of the 100 honorees in Mass General Hospital's annual The One Hundred gala in 2011. This gala is an awareness and fundraising initiative that honor's people whose commitment to the fight against cancer is inspiring. Elana and her brother became one of three featured nominees at the event for their fundraising through Beading for Brain Cancer. Many wealthy donors attend this prestigious event, as all the money raised goes to the Mass General Cancer Center. Jack and Elana were asked to make 800 bracelets, their largest order yet, to be given to every person who made a donation at the gala. Elana teamed up with the event because they believed that after the attendees heard Elana's story, more people would be willing to donate and earn themselves one of her bracelets. The One Hundred raised more money for cancer in 2011 than any other year ever has, $270,000, in large part to the Sargent children and their beautiful bracelets.
Check out www.theonehundred.org to read about the gala and other nominees. Click here to read Jack and Elana's story.