Allie Mann of Case Design/Remodeling Creates Seuss-tacular Tree for 2012 Georgetown Jingle | Arts & Culture
Allie and Patient Ambassador Sophie Make the Ornaments, Collaborate on Design of Dr. Seuss Tree
Since 2006, the Georgetown Jingle has raised more than 1.5 million for the pediatric oncology programs directed by Dr. Aziz Shad at Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hosted at the Four Seasons, this year's Jingle includes 17 trees and vignettes that were unveiled on November 28th and designed by the area's top designers. Additional events include the December 16th family fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. followed by Jingle the Night Away with Pamala Live! from 7-11 p.m.
Each designer is paired with a Georgetown patient ambassador who has or is undergoing treatment at the hospital. Among the 2012 designers is Allie Mann, project designer at Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., whose patient ambassador Sophie has been treated for neuroblastoma which is in remission. Allies says Sophie, who loves Dr. Seuss, helped her make the ornaments on the Seuss-tacular tree that Allie designed and created.
Mann typically designs kitchens, bathrooms and additions for Case, which has offices in Bethesda, MD and Falls Church, VA. She was thrilled to be selected to participate in this year’s Jingle and to carry on Case’s tradition of community service. “Being a part of this incredible event especially meeting Sophie has been a very rewarding experience,” Mann says. She’s looking forward to this weekend’s celebrations of the hospital’s good work and to spend time with Sophie and her family.