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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:

Beats for Boobs Fashion Show and Fundraiser @ CLIFT Hotel
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm


Beats for Boobs Fashion Show and Fundraiser

Beats for Boobs is an all-volunteer San Francisco based organization that grants financial support to local breast cancer nonprofits. Our annual fashion show and fundraiser on September 7, will take you back to the roaring 1920s as we celebrate, honor and remember those impacted by breast cancer. Flappers, gangsters, and raucous revelers are welcome!

Event Details:

Master of Ceremonies: Rachel Cantu Rajput

Art: Heather Joyce Morrill and Michelle Mansour

Fashion: Alexander Michael Snyder, Jessica Hoff Designs, Miss Velvet Cream Neocouture Clothing and Venus Superstar Jewelry, Warrior Within Designs

Performances: Lindy in the Park, Aima the Dreamer

Music: Lauren Li// tangled headphones, ViaJay// Angels of bAss, DJ Mancub// Space Cowboys

For the past thirteen years, Beats for Boobs has combined art, fashion, food, music, and education to inspire the community to take action, volunteer, and to donate.

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!

American Cancer Society Discovery Gala @ The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

American Cancer Society San Francisco Discovery GalaThe 2017 American Cancer Society San Francisco Discovery Gala is expected to raise more than $2 million in the effort to finish the fight against cancer.

Some 600 guests including American Cancer Society’s Board of Ambassadors will gather for a reception, elegant dinner, special guest entertainment, and a live and silent auction.

Event Chairs: Denise and John Orwin, Chief Executive Officer of Relypsa

Polo for Lyme @ Polo Fields at Menlo Circus Club
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bay Area Lyme

Polo for Lyme

Enjoy a beautiful afternoon in Atherton beginning with an Opening Flag Ceremony, followed by a polo competition between three teams: The Cure, The Ticks, and Stanford. The Menlo Circus Club will serve lunch under the glorious oak trees, complete with a traditional champagne divot stomp, a fancy hats competition, and a lively silent auction. Wear your festive Sunday attire — we look forward to seeing you there! All donations go towards Lyme disease research.

Honorary Host: Lyn Jason Cobb

Event Hosts: Karen Allen, Bonnie Crater, Jo Ellis, Kate Vanzanten, Loring Weidner, Laure Woods


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

2017 Headstand Gala @ St Regis Hotel
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Headstand Gala, San Francisco, Red Carpet Bay AreaThe 7th Annual Headstand Gala is on October 13, 2017. Headstand builds a sustainable commitment to schools by providing students with mindfulness, yoga classes, and curriculum for one year or more. For students living in poverty, Headstand classes can help reduce or even reverse the physiological damage of chronic and toxic stress from their environment. This increases the potential for academic achievement, which in turn narrows the achievement gap.

15th Annual Fashion Fights Arthritis @ The Fairmont Hotel
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Yuka Uehara, Tokyo Gamine, Red Carpet Bay AreaJudy Jorgensen, Fashion Fights Arthritis Chair, Sharon and David Seto, Honorary Chairs, and Chelsey Seippel, Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary President, invite you to a thrilling runway show featuring designs by Yuka Uehara. Join us for this fun-filled day of fashion to support our efforts in the fight against arthritis.

10:30 a.m. – Champagne Reception & Silent Auction
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon, Live Auction & Runway Show

— Related — Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of more Arthritis Foundation benefit events in San Francisco:

Striking Out Childhood Cancer @ AMF Boulevard Lanes
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

striking-out-childhood-cancer-logoAlex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will host the 3rd Annual Striking Out Childhood Cancer, presented by Northwestern Mutual. The birthday bowling bash is also a celebration of life for local childhood cancer hero C.J. Banaszek. Following the bowling bash, join us for a cocktail hour and dinner party hosted by Lombardi’s Catering, with free refreshments from MillerCoors, Trinchero Family Estates, and Bacardi. Cocktails and dinner will take place next door at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building.