Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Experience of Rwanda through One Hundred Days

On Sunday, we held an art exhibit at Emerging Art Scene Gallery in Castleberry Hill for the nonprofit organization, One Hundred Days that featured author/humanitarian Linda Cox and Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund.  The event was was organized to help raise funds to build the first pediatric hospital in Rwanda through the selling of beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry and home decor.

Linda Cox was also there to promote her book, They Had to Run, which is the story of her friends and co-partners of the organization, Simon & Kedress Nziramakenga. The children's book gives us a first hand account of how the Rwandan genocide got started and why the building of this hospital is so important.

Guests enjoyed wine, compliments of Rex Goliath and must admit their Free Range Red wine was an instant hit!  We also enjoyed visual presentations by Linda Cox including a book reading and Miss America, Kirsten Haglund shared her experience when she visited Rwanda recently with the nonprofit organization.

We want to thank our media partners, Gary Gross of Sandy Springs Radio, Tina Douglas of V103's Community Affairs Programming  and Jennifer Green of 1160 AM's Women on the Move for interviews.

Enjoy the pics below!

Kelli Sasser from One Hundred Days speaking about the organization with Miss America looking on (far-left)

Guest checking out Linda's book and Linda giving her autograph

Anna, part of the Million Kid Movement Teen series for One Hundred Days

Tamika of the T.MORRISON AGENCY smiling waaaay too hard - but enjoying herself!

The book, "They Had to Run" telling the beautiful story of real life heroes. 100% proceeds of this book goes to building the first pediatric hospital in Rwanda. Please visit

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