It’s one thing for a business to be present in a community; it’s something else to be an active participant within that community. Cutting Edge Entertainment is not simply based in San Antonio; we live here. Part of our involvement within the community means giving back. In September, we volunteered with the Badges and Bouquets charity event, and in November we’ll be part of Tango of the Vines.

Badges and Bouquets

In September, Diamonds and Dreams Event Consultants held a contest for silent heroes. Local fire fighters, policemen, and EMT put their lives on the line every day they go to work. Because we value their service, we were happy to do our part to help provide a dream wedding for one lucky winner. These heroes do so much for our community that we were happy to provide our services for them.

Tango of the Vines

Tango of the Vines will be held at the Lambermont on November 6, 2015 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Promoted as a celebration of the senses, Tango of the Vines offers samplings of cuisine from local eateries and wine from Hill Country wineries. Tickets grant access to all the samples as well as the outdoor gardens and entertainment (That’s where we come in!). Profits from the tickets and money raised during the silent auction will go to support the Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) Foundation.

Michelle Moon is the event planner that founded Tango of the Vines. She is also an AFE survivor. Three years ago, while she was in the hospital preparing to give birth, Michelle told her mom and husband that she couldn’t breathe. She suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to the operating room for an emergency C-section. Because her body had been deprived of oxygen, the medical staff had to resuscitate the baby, too. Michelle was in a coma for four days.

Amniotic Fluid Embolisms are rare, happening to only one in 40,000, but because of the way they affect the body, they can be fatal. It begins with cardiac arrest. Then the amniotic fluid gets into the blood stream, where it is attacked and begins to form blood clots. In Michelle’s case, it primarily attacked her kidneys and forced her to go through dialysis. Recovery was long and included lots of rehabilitation, but Michelle and her daughter survived. Now they want to help others do the same. In the past three years, Tango of the Vines has raised $45,000 for the Foundation.

We’ve worked with Michelle on some other events, so we know her and are familiar with her story. We believe in the cause and are happy to be included in Tango of the Vines.

To learn more about which restaurants or wineries will be present or to purchase your tickets to the event, visit the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation website. Stop by the DJ booth at the event and say, “Hi.” We’ll look forward to seeing you there.