(ATLANTA, GA) FEBRUARY 3, 2014 – Oana Hogrefe Photography (Shutterview.com) awarded the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) $5,000 raised through the Childhood Calendar project. Several families and children who participated in the project were on hand for the check presentation.
Each year a public casting call is issued and 25- 35 children are chosen to be photographed as part of this effort initated by photographer Oana Hogrefe. Funds are collected through the session fee, online voting for the featured monthly images and calendar sales, with 100% of net proceeds being donated to the chosen charity.
The 2014 Childhood Calendar features the beautiful faces of many children affected by apraxia of speech and their siblings as well as quotes about self-expression and communication.
“CASANA truly enjoyed partnering with Oana Hogrefe this past year in order to realize the 2014 feature Childhood Calendar,” says Sharon Gretz, Executive Director of CASANA. “Oana is an extraordinarily talented photographer, as well as human being, and we are so grateful and thankful for her generosity and this amazing donation.”