Blog : Harvest Moon Gala to Benefit Rett's Roost

By Katelyn | Sep 15, 2015 | in

Join the Green Alliance at the Harvest Moon Gala to benefit our newest Business partner Rett's Roost, a non-profit sanctuary for families with children battling cancer.

Attendees will enjoy a four-course meal rife with local fare, including beer from Smuttynose and Great Rhythm Brewing Cos., wine from Andrew Bevan Wines and meat from Kittery-based Maine Meat (MEat). Additionally, Rett’s Roost will be auctioning off a slew of items—a list that includes everything from locally made goods and services to an all-inclusive African Safari—to help raise money for future retreats and programming.

Former Green Alliance Media Director Jim Cavan and his wife Deana, say they find in Rett’s Roost not only a source of community, but of healing as well.

In February, Deana and Jim lost their son, Everett Thomas Cavan, to a rare form of pediatric cancer. He was 10 months old. For the Cavans, the four-month long battle, which included multiple rounds of chemotherapy and one near-unprecedented surgery, was nothing short of devastating.

“We were amazed by the sheer amount of love and support from the people around us—many of them total strangers,” Jim Cavan recalls. “After we knew our insurance would come through, we decided to take the seed money raised and create something Everett could be proud of.”

To honor Rett’s legacy, the Cavan launched Rett’s Roost in early July. Families attend these “Roosts” free of charge. To cover expenses, Deana and Jim plan to conduct regular fundraisers to supplement their individual donations.

Green Alliance members get reduced tickets! Click here for more information and to attend.