Smiles for Jake is pleased to announce that our organization was selected as a recipient of this fundraiser!
Now in it’s 3rd year, this annual event features dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions, and a special time honoring our active duty service members, veterans, fallen soldiers and their families. This evening appeals to everyone that has a heart for our service members. They’re expecting 500+ attendees this year!
Entertainment at this year’s event includes Wendy Newcomer, # 1 Patsy Cline tribute artist and Grand Ole Opry performer as well as tribute artist Doug Allen Nash as they bring us the music of Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and friends for the evening. Joining Doug and Wendy will be musicians from all over the Midwest that are excited to entertain you with a variety of music.
Why does this event matter? It’s estimated that 22 veterans die by suicide EVERY DAY.
All proceeds will benefit the awareness of veteran mental health and death by suicide through Smiles for Jake and Project New Hope. The event organizers (Carrie Lee and Rebecca Sellnow) remain committed to giving 100% of profits to the nonprofit recipients. In 2019, they raised and gave $20,000+. In 2020 they hope to raise at least $35,000!
How can you help?
Please consider purchasing a ticket to attend, becoming an event sponsor, or donating an auction item. For details visit the event’s Facebook page or contact Carrie at 218-820-4432 or HonoringFamiliesOfSoldiers@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Smiles for Jake Mission
Smiles for Jake is a suicide prevention movement that spreads positivity through life-affirming actions, listening ears, and the message that everyone should have hope. Born in and spreading from a community that experienced the suicide of a beloved son, our short-term goal is to reduce the suicide rate and our long-term vision is to stomp out suicide worldwide.
Everyone should have hope.
By spreading proactive positivity while lending listening ears, helping hands, and open hearts, we spread the message that no one should have to live in despair and hopelessness.
Every person is loved, valued, and important.