2nd Annual iChoose Joy – April 27th, 2024


Hosted by: Ana Redfearn, Special Moments Venue
2538 Somerset Center, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Goal: Honor and celebrate local cancer survivors. This year we honored 22 individuals.

Hosting this event has been life-changing, opening our hearts to gratitude. We aim to spread joy and uplift those battling cancer.

Types of Cancers Represented: Breast, prostate, pancreatic, bone cancers; acute lymphoblastic leukemia; metastatic breast cancer; meningioma on the optic nerve; ovarian, colon, inductive carcinoma HR-; stage III cervical cancer; and stage IV triple-negative metastatic breast cancer.

We were honored to celebrate Asher Hall, an 8-year-old still fighting the disease, with the iChoose Joy Award 2024 for his courage.

Event Highlights:

  • Awards sponsored by JKwoodwork, Justin and Chantae Kankula
  • Outdoor brunch catered by Catch This Tee Catering, Terrance Mann
  • Venue decor by Ana and volunteers, floral arrangements by Jennifer at Green Bee Floral Designs
  • Balloon design by Special Moments Venue
  • Ghost chairs donated by 24K Event Rental
  • Sangria and charcuterie cups by Courtney Reeves of Sensational Sangria
  • Lavender lemonade by Bee Kind Coffee
  • DJ Byron Brown, special speakers Pastor Jayson Sloan and Minister Beverly Penn

We released balloons to honor those who have passed.

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

  • Jodie Brim Creative (photos)
  • Sugar Mama Movement – Amy Jah
  • New Journey Management
  • American Moving & Hauling
  • Edward Jones
  • Russell Funeral Home
  • McIver Law Office
  • The Gorham Group
  • Designer Soiree

Thank you for your support. We look forward to the 3rd iChoose Joy. To join our next brunch, contact Ana Redfearn at specialmomentsvenue@gmail.com or 336-779-8223.


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