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Aug
19
Sat
2017
4th Annual Wine Stroll Benefit for Bill Wilson Center @ Santana Row
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

4th Annual Wine Stroll Benefit for Bill Wilson CenterThe 4th Annual Wine Stroll and Silent Auction to benefit Bill Wilson Center

Bill Wilson Center provides services to more than 6,300 homeless youth, foster youth, and families in Santa Clara County. Our programs focus on housing, education, counseling, and advocacy. We are committed to working with the community to ensure that every youth has access to the range of services needed to grow to be healthy and self-sufficient adults. Bill Wilson Center has been providing services to runaway and homeless youth since 1973.

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Help is on the Way XXIII: Puttin’ on the Glitz @ Veterans' Building: Herbst Theatre and the Green Room
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Help is on the Way XXIII: Puttin' on the Glitz Concert and GalaHelp is on the Way XXIII: Puttin’ on the Glitz Concert and Gala Benefiting Meals On Wheels of San Francisco and Positive Resource Center will feature performances from:

MAUREEN McGOVERN: Grammy Award-winning Broadway star
TRENT HARMON: American Idol 2016 winner
JESSICA SANCHEZ: American Idol 2012 1st runner up
LEVI KREIS: Tony Award-winner (Million Dollar Quartet)
DAVID BURNHAM: Broadway (Wicked, Light in the Piazza) star
LISA VROMAN: Broadway (Phantom of the Opera/Le Miz) star
GARRETT CLAYTON: TV (Hairspray Live), Film (Corbra) star.
MADDIE BAILLIO: TV Star (Hairspray Live)
CAROLE COOK: Broadway (42nd Street)/TV star
PAULA WEST: Jazz/Cabaret star
JASON BROCK: X-Factor semi-finalist/Cabaret star
LISA VIGGIANO: Broadway World Cabaret Vocalist Award winner
EILEEN & LEAH BOURGADE: Virtuoso Violinists
SALSAMANIA: World champion Salsa dance company
Cast members from the touring cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN
JON MAHER: Sign language interpreter

Directed by DAVID GALLIGAN         Musical Director MICHAEL ORLAND

Event Details:

5:00 pm: VIP Gala Reception: Green Room
5:00 pm: Silent Auction: Main Lobby
6:00 pm: Gala Reception: Green Room
7:30 pm: Performance: Herbst Theater
9:45 pm: Club REAF After Party with Cast: Green Room

Gala Co-chairs: Sophie Azouaou, Eileen Blum-Bourgade, Sonya Molodetskaya, Gary Snow

Gala Committee: Shannyn Bessoni, Marc Blakeman, Jerold Osato, Esfir Fira Shrayber, Shae Lynn Styles, Doug Waggener, Lawrence Wong, Diane Yancey

Past Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of REAF events:

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Willy Ball 2017 @ Oakland Coliseum
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

469d71_e9b2c4dfae4848c58bbb1b2d6e729cb3_png_srz_346_204_75_22_0_50_1_20_0Each year, Willy Ball brings together friends, families, and clinicians for high energy fun at the ballpark to raise critical funds that benefit our support grant program for families in need who are also caring for a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Event Details:

This year’s Willy Ball will take place on September 9, 2017, as the Oakland A’s take on the Houston Astros.

Pre-Game BBQ: 11 am – 1 pm
Game Time: 1:05 pm PT
Please note: Tickets are not required for children under 2 years of age

All proceeds benefit our Will’s Way Foundation grants program. Unable to attend? Sponsor a NICU family.

Willy Ball Host Committee: Camille Bui-Nguyen, Heather Birchall, Lauren Horning, Brittany Lothe

About Will’s Way

Founded by Scott Bolick and Brittany Lothe after the premature birth of their son, Will, Will’s Way Foundation provides support grants and solutions to improve children’s health in the San Francisco Bay Area.

During Will’s five month stay in the NICU at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Scott and Brittany experienced first hand the challenges of having a child with a life-threatening illness—both on themselves and other parents.

Our Mission

Advance family centered care in the Bay Area to improve outcomes for children and families.

Our Focus

  • Research, education, and tools
  • Support grants and experiences for parents and caregivers during times of need

Our Operating Principles

  • Target investments in areas of focus
  • Partner to increase impact
  • Focus on outcomes
  • Engage Will in the cause as he gets older

We hope that you will join us in advancing Will’s Way in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Oct
7
Sat
2017
George Mark Children’s House Autumn Celebration @ George Mark Children's House
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

George Mark Children's House Autumn Celebration, Red Carpet Bay AreaGeorge Mark Children’s House Autumn Celebration

Join the caring staff and friends of the George Mark Children’s House to support families of children with a terminal diagnosis or life-limiting illnesses. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and entertainment combined with inspirational stories and house tours on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the George Mark Children’s House.

About George Mark Children’s House

Situated on five picturesque acres in San Leandro, California, George Mark is the first freestanding pediatric palliative care center in the United States and the leader in the pediatric palliative care movement. Since 2004, the exceptional staff has served more than 3,000 children, parents, and siblings.

“We provide safe, superior care to children in the comfort and warmth of a home-like setting, and we extend this support to their families who never see a bill for the medical care provided,” explained Founder and Board President Kathy Hull, whose recent TED Talk has garnered international attention. “We are deeply grateful to our supporters, who have helped us to improve the quality of lives of these children while providing a compassionate, supportive atmosphere.”

Families with a patient at George Mark never see a medical bill, and its model of care is offered at significantly less cost than that of an acute care hospital facility.

George Mark Children’s House Founder and Board President Kathy Hull
Chief Executive Officer Linda Ashcraft Hudak

Oct
11
Wed
2017
25th Annual TNDC Pool Toss @ Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

TNDC Pool Toss, Red Carpet Bay AreaGet ready to soak up the fun at the 25th Annual TNDC Pool Toss! Watch San Francisco luminaries get drenched for dollars! Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s splashiest event is at SF’s chic Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink on Wednesday, October 11. Notable Bay Area personalities belly flop, nose-dive, and cannonball into the pool to raise money for TNDC’s After- School Program. THE pool party of the year has raised nearly $5 million for TNDC youth and family programs. TNDC serves more than 4,100 of the lowest-income individuals in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and nearby neighborhoods.

In addition to wet and wacky fun, the festivities include hosted bars and tasty Bay Area bites from Twenty-Five Lusk, Brenda’s French Soul Food, Cumaica Coffee, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Kai Vodka, Farallon, and Jane on Larkin, just to name a few.

Bonhams auctioneer Aaron Bastian will lead the spirited auction while the burly and brawny lifeguards from Fitness SF will be rescue ready if the need arises. Pool Toss fave, The Fabulous Bud E. Luv Show, will be back again to entertain the crowd.

Hosts: Brian Copeland and Nikki Medoro
Event Chairs: Laura King Pfaff and Jim Losi

2017 TOSSEES:

Nancy Andrews, CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
The Conley Family, Dunking Celebs Since 1992
Bill Feyling, Executive Director, Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Conference Board Paul Frentsos, EVP/COO, SF Travel
The Honorable Mark Leno
Jim Losi and Laura Pfaff, longtime Pool Toss Co-Chairs
Jessica Silverman, owner Jessica Silverman Gallery
Richard Tran, Mayor of Milpitas
Carlie Wilmans, Executive Director, 500 Capp Street Project
The Women of Pixar, a dedicated group of colleagues who are taking the plunge together

— Related: Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of past TNDC fundraising events