This month’s Hey Westminster blog is very different from the others because we share it with both joy and sadness. We filmed and photographed the Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 event in Westminster, MD as part of the December 2021 Hey Westminster grant. This event was for Sonia Davis’ 50th birthday and brought out nearly 1,000 people to show their love for her and her family. She battled cancer for several years and recently passed after her birthday and community celebration.
During her time battling cancer, Sonia shared her experiences and resources for others battling cancer through Soni Sunshine. She and her husband Casey also began a nonprofit to financially assist those battling cancer called “Help On The Way!”
The Hey Westminster board decided to give this month’s grant to Soni Sunshine. Sonia and Casey immediately let the board know that they would be giving those funds to their nonprofit, “Help On The Way!” so that the money can help others. This is just one example of their generosity and heart for helping others.
We have been friends with Casey and Sonia for awhile and have worked on several projects together, so we are deeply feeling the loss for their family and our community. It was an honor to be a part of videoing and photographing this event for them.
Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the December 2021 grant recipient Soni Sunshine, per their request the grant will go to Help On The Way.
The Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 had so many fun features to celebrate Sonia and help others.
They had fundraisers for their nonprofit, food trucks for guests to enjoy, a place to leave notes for Sonia, and characters from all of Sonia’s favorite Christmas movies. They even surprised her with a genuine “Griswold” house-lighting moment and snow machine. The kids absolutely loved the “snow”!
Check out some behind-the-scenes of GLBAL media filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster.
Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/