Project Cuddle had its annual Dinner by the Bay “Denim and Diamonds” fundraiser on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at The Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center.
Set against the backdrop of the Long Beach skyline, Dinner by the Bay was an evening of dining, dancing, and saving lives. Project Cuddle’s National Spokesperson John Stamos hosted the beautiful Gala. Others in attendance were. Bob Saget, Lu Parker, Michelle Stafford and many more.
Our very own Miguel Pola received Project Cuddle’s Founder’s Choice Award this past week at their Annual Dinner by the Bay Event. Miguel has helped and donated his services to Project Cuddle over the past 7 years. Through improvisation and his creativity, and other Project Cuddle sponsors, Miguel has helped generate thousands of dollars toward Project Cuddle’s cause.
Project Cuddle represents a small group of people devoted to preventing the abandonment of unwanted babies throughout the nation. In 1996, Debbe Magnusen started Project Cuddle in her garage. Over the past 15 years Debbe has helped save just under 700 babies by providing free care and protection for the expecting mothers. With the help of Oprah, Ellen, and several television networks word about Project Cuddle is spreading and more babies are being saved from abandonment and many times, certain death.
Since 2005, Miguel has played a very active role with Project Cuddle. Photographing numerous events, some of the Project Cuddle Familes, and has helped with their calendars along with other fundraisers. Other honorees include: Michelle Stafford from “The Young and the Restless”. President’s Choice Award, Dora Marie Klein; Angel of the Year, Jeff & Syrna Glasser; Volunteer of the Year, Robin Johnson; and Phone Operator of the Year, Sandra Alvarado.