photos provided by the Huckleberry Foundation
On October 22, 2015, the Huckleberry Foundation held their first annual luncheon at the Filter Building at White Rock Lake featuring Molly Russell, Founder of The Huckleberry Foundation; Jamie Reynolds, Program Executive at Connecting Point of Park Cities; and Heidi R. Bruty, M.D. Molly Russell founded The Huckleberry Foundation to provide financial assistance to families with special needs children and local organizations that support special needs individuals when her oldest son was diagnosed at age four with high-functioning autism. Molly and her husband quickly realized the impact that a special needs diagnosis can have on families, particularly in the financial area. The high cost of quality care, education and services to help these children live a full and happy life is one that many families simply can’t afford. The Huckleberry Foundation was formed out of a desire to help these children obtain the care and services needed to ensure they live as full a life as possible. This first annual luncheon helped raise approximately $30,000 for special needs families and their HUCK HELPS program. To learn more, visit http://www.thehuckleberryfoundation.com.