Sammy’s Superheroes Wins National Fundraising Competition

Sammy’s Superheroes Wins National Fundraising Competition
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OVERLAND PARK, KS – Thanks to the help from the Columbus community, Sammy’s Superheroes is the winner of the national fundraiser “art from the heart”.

Executive Director Jeremy Stanislav says in a press release that the Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation was the announced the winner after two rounds of competition. The first round involved Sammy’s getting nominated and receiving enough support to reach the top 5. After reaching the top, it came down to a voting process, where supporters had to go to Facebook to like the post that supported the correlating foundation.

Stanislav says, “The voting, which lasted from last Thursday to Monday night, was neck-in-neck, with a lead change almost every hour. It really came down to the end where Sammy’s Superheroes edged out Defeat DIPG for the win. It was announced on Valentine’s Day at 5 pm. Sammys watched knowing they ended with the lead and when their logo popped up it was a great reward. All at Sammy’s was excited about the announcement that they won, but when Jeff’s camp announced they were also going to give a painting to Defeat DIPG, the Sammy’s crew was blown away with love!”

The paintings will be auctioned off in an effort to raise man, with the funds from Sammy’s Superheroes’ painting going toward childhood cancer research. Stanislav said last year’s painting was auctioned off for roughly $50,000.

Stanislav says, “Art From the Heart was developed by childhood cancer survivor and renowned Overland Park artist Jeff Hanson as a way to be give back and help non-profits raise money for their mission. Hanson is a nationally known philanthropists whose won several humanitarian awards and been featured on national television to tell his story. Each year Hanson donates an original painting to be auctioned off for the non-profits mission.”

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