Passport to Paris by KEENfest

06 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

You do not need visa to go to the Embassy and yet, as soon as you step on the grounds, you are considered to be on that country’s territory. Nobody took advantage asking for political asylum on Friday night in French Embassy. In fact, people came to share their wealth and blessings with others – kids with disabilities. Tenth Annual Dinner&Auction by KEEN happened that night on Reservoir road.

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) provide programs helping kids with disabilities to experience joy of fun, friendship and fitness for 18 years. KEEN’s programs are open to any child, regardless of the nature or severity of his/her disability and offered to their families or caregivers at no cost.

There was dinner, silent auction, live auction, raffle tickets… All proceeds will benefit and support 19 of KEEN’s programs in DC area and across the country.


some silent auction items

more items


Andrea Montoni Rinaldi, Paul Wharton, Amanda Polk

Burt Braverman, KEEN Greater DC Board President, and Elliott Portnoy, KEEN Founder

Daryl Nickel, distinguished service award

Arc de Triumphe: centerpiece and Maggie O'Neill's painting

Whole gallery of pictures is here


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