Sunday, May 4, 2014

Night to Remember - The New York Smile Gala

The beautiful Natalie Morales was host for the evening.

What an amazing night it was, full of laughter, tears and so much happiness with good friends and family.  I cannot believe how blessed we are to have such amazing people in our lives.

Here is my speech from the evening:

Operation Smile Speech

On the red carpet with the love of my life Mat.

With Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy and Bruce Makowsky and Kathy Van Zeeland

Kathy and I stole a moment to have a glass of champagne together and celebrate the night!
Mat and his dad Elio looked so handsome
With our award
Our friends enjoyed meeting the pretty ladies Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Indonesia

Luke with his cousin Katherine

Kathy and I were so lucky to have our high school friends join us from home.  It was so special for all of us.  

With our friends Audrey and Rip Gerber who came from San Francisco
I love this picture of the boys with their cousins.  #family

Filming Extra! with Michael Strahan was a real treat for my Giants fans!
Sharif Atkins and his adorable girlfriend got engaged at the event!  His on stage
proposal was adorable!

My beautiful friend Alisyn Camerota who has hosted two of our fundraisers at our home was on hand with her husband Tim Lewis to celebrate with us.

One of the highlights of the evening was Zack getting a standing ovation before and after his speech.  We are getting the video and will upload.  During the gala, they played two amazing videos about our trip to Panama and interviews with our kids. Here they are...  enjoy!  Have a great Sunday!  X0

Jon McLaughlin & Operation Smile Trip

Lori Family Video

Capping off the night was Jennifer Holiday singing At Last and her signature song And You're Telling Me, doesn't get better than that.  Her voice was incredible.

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