Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson
The evening was perfect…it was an evening filled with love, an evening where friends came together to honor a special little someone, an evening where we adorned our red in hopes of bringing more awareness to a cause that impacts so many lives on a daily basis. It was such a special evening…one that comes around once a year but one that will leave a lasting impact on our hearts.
It was an evening where I was blessed with the gift of partnering with Kendra Scott & the American Heart Association to honor our sweet Addison and to bring more awareness to heart disease in women. This is a cause that I am so passionate about and that means a lot to me and my family.
You see, Addison was born with a couple of holes in her heart and as she grew, one of the holes closed on its own and the other continued to grow larger and larger. We knew that at some point this hole would have to be fixed but at the time, we didn’t know that it meant our baby girl would undergo open heart surgery. It was a tough time for our family but we knew that she was in great hands and that before long, our baby girls heart would be whole again. Surgery came and went and she recovered beautifully…she is such a strong little girl and now she thrives as a beautiful, sweet, independent 5 year old!
After this life event, I knew that being involved with the American Heart Association was my calling. After all, it hit so close to home and I wanted to do something to make an impact!
Because Kendra Scott is so passionate about giving back, they provided me with an opportunity and the perfect platform to host an event in Addison’s honor to raise money for the Nashville American Heart Association. I’m so happy to report that we raised $668 for our local chapter!!! My heart bursts with pride and gratitude to have had this opportunity and to be able to make an impact no matter how big or small.
Addison will always know how loved she is and how we all worked together to bring awareness to something that impacted her at such a young age. Not only did we come together for Addison, but we came together to honor ALL women and ALL families who have been impacted by heart disease/heart defects or who know of someone who has personally been impacted.
Thank you so very much to Kendra Scott and the American Heart Association for partnering with me for this event. It truly means the world to me and my family. I feel humbled and honored to have the opportunity to represent such an incredible brand and to raise awareness for such an important cause. And many thanks to all of YOU who offered your love and support here locally and at a distance…we are forever grateful.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and for taking time out of your day to support KBStyled.
*Thank you to Maggy London for providing my beautiful red dress, Deidre DeFelice for styling my hair, and Brittany Fuson for providing fashion illustrations during the event.