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UCSF Partners in Care Soirée @ Penthouse Suite at the Fairmont Hotel
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

UCSF Partners in Care SoireeJoin the UCSF Partners in Care Board and our Soirée Hosts for a delightful evening in one of San Francisco’s most treasured venues atop Nob Hill, the Penthouse Suite at The Fairmont Hotel.

Prominent community leaders, influencers, and philanthropists will gather for an evening of throwback San Francisco splendor ~ with a hint Parisian pizzazz ~ as we honor Ken Jones, retiring UCSF Health Sr. Vice President, and celebrate the valuable impact of UCSF Partners in Care grant programs.

5:00 PM ~ 7:30 PM Soirée Patrons Preview Party, featuring pianist Kelly Park

7:30 PM ~ Midnight Soirée, featuring Pop Rocks

Soirée Co-chairs: Jennifer Hagan and John Jaquish

Host Committee: Amanda Marie Coffee, Marc Baluda, Danielle Becks, Carolyn Betts Fleming, Daniel Richard Fleming III, Joseph Gastenaga, David Hadley, Marie Carr Hadley, Colby Hallen, Michael Horwitz, Karen Hout, Whitney Hudak, J. George Hume, Roxane Schlumberger Hume, Veronika Kapustina, Anjou Ahlborn Kay, Neil Kay, Elizabeth Kernan , Hooman Khalili, Stephen Mark, Cate McDonough, Kristin Nevius, Lillian Phan, Cameron Phleger, Kenly Uphaus, Stephen Uphaus, Blair K. Walsh, Mallory West, Lucy Wu 

UCSF Partners in Care Board of Directors

Adrienne Mally, President
Laurie Luecker, Treasurer
Tara Childress, Director – Membership
Patricia Forsberg, Director – Grants
Curran Hart, Director – Marketing & Communication
Marisa Roberts, Director – Fundraising
Andy Sackley, Director – Information Technology
Cara Trani, Director – Budget & Finance
Susan Ritter, Medical Center Representative

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Children’s Champions 2017 @ Menlo College
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Children's Champions 2017Children’s Champions is a fun, family-friendly event benefiting at-risk children in the Bay Area. The Wender Weis Foundation for Children and Fit Kids are coming together to help make fitness fun. Held at Menlo College, Children’s Champions will feature sports drills, clinics, and demonstrations with Stanford athletes, including members of the Stanford football team. Visitors can also participate in Fit Kids activities such as an obstacle course, relay races, capture the flag games, arts and crafts. Don’t miss the fitness and fun, and the opportunity to take photos with professional team athletes and mascots!

2017 Change Maker Award Recipient: Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers, Pro Bowl Offensive Tackle

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LymeAid 2017 @ Private Residence
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Diana Ross for LymeAid (Drew Altizer Photography)

Diana Ross for LymeAid (Drew Altizer Photography)

LymeAid 2017 is the Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s 5th annual exclusive benefit dinner and live concert, held at a private home in Portola Valley, CA.

This year we are featuring live music by Grammy Award winner, singer and songwriter Kenny Loggins. Actor and beloved entertainer, Alec Baldwin, will serve as master of ceremonies. The event is by invitation only—please email for more information.

LymeAid, presented by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, is designed to facilitate collaboration between renowned scientists, physicians, ecologists, business leaders, and philanthropists to accelerate solutions for Lyme disease. Silicon Valley leaders have inspired many to act and are already shaping a new, promising landscape in Lyme diagnostics and treatment.

LymeAid Event Chairs: Arlene Inch, Jane Inch, Lucy Kuchan, Carolyn Margiotti, Eileen Morgenthaler, Lisa Najarian, Kathleen O’Rourke, Laure Woods

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The Gala: An Evening Benefiting Brain Aneurysm Research @ The Fairmont
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Gala: An Evening Benefiting Brain Aneurysm ResearchThe Gala: An Evening Benefiting Brain Aneurysm Research is a three-way cooperative between the Joe Niekro Foundation™, Mission:BRAIN, and The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation. The event will showcase our organization’s joint focus on research and awareness for brain aneurysms, AVM and hemorrhagic stroke, as well as neurosurgical care of indigent people.

Actor/director Zach Braff, who is best known for playing his role of Dr. John ‘J.D.’ Dorian on the hit television series, Scrubs (2001), will be our emcee, while athletes and celebrities from across the country will join patrons for an evening of fun, laughs, and memories to last a lifetime. Braff is also known for his writing, directing and acting roles in the films Garden State (2004) and Wish I Was Here (2014).

We are honored to announce our first ever William L. Young Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Michael Lawton. Dr. Lawton is the Tong-Po Kan Endowed Chair, professor of neurological surgery and vice chairman of the department at the University of California, San Francisco. As chief of one of the busiest cerebrovascular centers on the West Coast for nearly 20 years, Dr. Lawton is being recognized for his outstanding advancements and treatment of brain aneurysms, AVMs and hemorrhagic strokes.

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