Sari Williams, a long time advocate for Sego Lily, received the Advocacy in Action award for her years of outstanding advocate services at the Annual Crime Victims’ Conference in Midway, Utah. Sari was surprised to receive this honor, but her co-workers and clients were not! Congratulations Sari, way to go!
The “Giving Tree” Drive program was a huge success! Thank you for all of you who participated! We would like to extend our special thanks to the Utah Registry of the Deaf (UTRID) for donating $1,000 to help Sego Lily families have a Merry Christmas. Special thanks for those who donated. It was indeed a Christmas to remember!
Sego Lily is proud to announce that the Purple Tie Gala #2 was a repeat success! A record breaking $15k was raised ! That is double from the previous year! The Provo Marriott hotel didn’t disappoint with the beautiful ballroom, delicious food and space for a grand time! Deaf dancers rocked the showcase! Sego Lily would like to extend gratitude to all who supported this event! Thank you Sponsors: ASL Communications, Sorenson Communications, Purple Communications, Inc., Sorenson VRSII and UTRID for contributing to the evening’s success! Successes like this cannot happen without the community working together keeping our community safe!
St. George Sego Lily Makes History,
by Britton Emery Auman
After 5 spectacular years of hosting the Sego Lily’s Annual bike event in Salt Lake City, the St. George Sego Lily and the Deaf Community decided to make history by hosting the first ever walk/bike event at Snow Canyon State Park Saturday, April 25, 2015. The rainstorm from the night before brought more details out of those beautiful red canyons. The vivid light green desert plants were glowing luminously! It wasn’t too wet. It wasn’t too hot either. Mother Nature decided to hold up the rain in order for participants to enjoy the event! It was a perfectly cool morning to spend with a great warm-hearted group of community members coming together to show support for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind victims.
Here’s a glimpse of the historical day: the opening ceremony began with a survivor story shared by Erin Andresen and Mariah Carey’s song “Hero” being signed by Britton and Stephanie, a dedicated and caring group of individuals doing the 5k walk and 15k ride along the beautiful scenic route of red sand and rocks, the event concluded with the following: SUDHHP representative, Diego Acosta expressing support for Sego Lily programs, the drawing of raffle prizes, and free handouts from the Red Rock Bicycle Company. It was indeed a day to remember!
Lastly, Sego Lily would like to thank Snow Canyon for allowing Sego Lily to host the event at their majestic park and for the sponsors for their generous donations. Sego Lily also thanks the volunteers for dedicating their time and talents to the event. Sego Lily couldn’t have done this without them!