Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego hosted their 106th Annual Magic of Miracles Charity Gala for an exclusive group of guests on January 31st, 2015 at Hotel Del Coronado. See event photos here. This San Diego charity ball honored the box holders and major donors affiliated with the organization, whom together not only worked to benefit the advancement of medical research in the Neuro-Oncology field, but whom have also assisted in the well-being of past, present and future Rady Children’s Hospital patients.
The charity ball was hosted by Chairman, Roxi Link and Co-Chair, Kristi Pieper. Many astute doctors, researchers and investors of and affiliated with the organization were in attendance. To name a few: Dr. Donald Kerns (President of Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego), Stephen Jennings (Senior Vice President and Executive Director – Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation), Dr. Gail Knight (Chief of Staff and Clinical Chief – Division of Neonatology) and Dr. John Crawford (Director of Rady Children’s and UC San Diego Pediatric Brain Tumor Program).
Over the years, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego has dedicated tremendous support and research efforts to not only create life-saving miracles for current patients, but to also advance the progression of future cure-driven research solutions. Within this past year alone, the foundation has received over $15 million dollars by way of generous investment. “We are at the cusp of great and significant change. There has never been a time in Rady Children’s history when the power of philanthropy can affect such a profound change for pediatric healthcare,” says Steven Jennings.
It is this pivotal moment in time that attendees of the Magic of Miracles Ball so gracefully highlight and honor at the annual event. Throughout this time, the proactive foundation has designated and continues to designate the raised proceeds into areas of greatest need, patient care, community programs, as well as education and teaching.
Major sponsors of the 106th Annual Magic of Miracles Ball included Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Union Bank, Dr. and Mrs. John Ahlering, Bridgepoint Education, Dowling and Yahnke LLC, Dr. Seuss Fund, Mr. & Mrs. George Gildred, Judge & Mrs. Fred Link, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Perkins, The John M. Sachs family, San Diego Foundation, San Diego Gas and Electric, Mr. Scott Slocum, Mr. & Mrs. David Snyder, J. Marie Tuthill, Wells Fargo Bank and Joyce Klein-Lady’s Secret Foundation.
About Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego Neuro-Oncology Program: The program is the region’s only provider of comprehensive care to children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tremors. It combines both neurosurgery and neuro-oncology monthly clinics, where patients can receive personalized and attentive treatment options to their unique diagnosis. The Neuro-Oncology Program provides state-of-the-art solutions via alliances with UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and research collaborations with Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and The Scripps Research Institute.
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