Holiday Party 2023 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
This year’s Holiday Party had lots of great updates…read on for all the details!
This year’s Holiday Party was moved to the Purdue Extension Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds as we had outgrown our previous space. This move came just in time as 2023 was our highest attended Holiday Party yet!
We partnered again this year with the amazing Indianapolis Fire Department to bring gifts to over 70 patients living with neuromuscular disease. Battalion Chief Dudley and his team coordinated with 44 IFD Stations to collect money for gifts, shop from the wish list provided by the kids, and wrap the many presents. (A little bit of history: BC Taylor has been working with MDFF since 1990 and the IFD partnership has been ongoing for more than 70 years!)
This year MDFF was fortunate to be paired with Indiana University athletes via the Hoosiers for Good organization and the 3 students, Nic, Amare, and Jordan, were able to join us at the Holiday Party. They enjoyed spending time with the kids - learning about their challenges and incredible strength, and helping out during the Holiday Song Bingo game.
There were a number of fun activities this year such as holiday song bingo, cookie decorating, balloon artists, face painting, ornament making, raffle prizes, 2 cute reindeer, a festive photo booth, and a visit with Santa. In addition, we had the space to add a mini-expo, with Superior Van & Mobility and Rehab Medical generously giving their time to support our event.
MDFF likes to recognize the caregivers who attend by offering them a selection of coffee drinks at the Caregiver Café, while we assist the kids in selecting a unique gift for their caregiver from our always popular Holiday Store.
Happy Holidays to all who attended and to those who assisted in making this another successful Holiday Party!