Luna Fest: Bloom Again

Apr 9, 2013
Watercolor by RoseAnn Hayes

Watercolor by RoseAnn Hayes

Know someone who’s economically vulnerable? Dealing with a health crisis? Can’t even afford a bus pass?

The women of the Bloom Again Foundation are dedicated to supporting “working, but economically vulnerable, women who are experiencing a health crisis.”

Partners with whom they’ve created relationships—primarily health care agencies—take note of the women who fit this criteria, discern their needs, and submit a request to BAF.

“Within 48 hours, a check is sent to a landlord for rent, to a utility company for services, or simply a bus pass to allow the woman to get to her treatment.”

Wow. Would our government and Congress work so promptly and efficiently.

On Sunday, May 5th, the Bloom Again Foundation will be holding a fundraiser at the magical Descanso Gardens. The LunaFest is where “Luna Bar people” create an independent film festival with films of, by, and for women. These films are from all around the world and are described as “funny, tender, sad—but always hopeful.”

Local nonprofits host the screenings and the money raised is distributed between cancer prevention efforts and the nonprofit host.

The day will begin a bit after noon. Attendees will have about 45 minutes to enjoy the gardens (highly recommended!), followed by the LunaFest films and light refreshments. A wine and cheese reception begins at 3:15 where local authors will be signing and selling their books (a portion of the proceeds going to BAF), topped off by a final stroll through the cherry trees. In other words, a perfect Sunday.

Editor’s note: HP will be assisting local blogger (Pasadena Daily Photo), photographer, voice-over artist, and Hometown Pasadena book reviewer Petrea Burchard who will be promoting her novel Camelot & Vine—so, come on by!

Luna Fest: Independent Film Festival
Sunday, May 5th, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge 91011
Tickets: $75, purchase HERE
For more info, visit

Descanso Gardens: cherry blossoms

Descanso Gardens: cherry blossoms




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