San Diego “Well Healed” Gala Celebrates 10th Anniversary
November 9, 2009
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – San Diego Chapter celebrated local heroes, families and volunteers at its 10th annual Well Healed Breath of Life Gala in September.
Emcee, Shawn Parr leads Lauren Russell to a surprise tower of cupcakes after her Bid for a Cure speech. Lauren is celebrating her tenth year after a lung transplant.
The 320 guests enjoyed an evening of fine dining, dancing and exciting auctions. The formal affair raised a total of $300,000 for the CF Foundation.
It was a special night for Lauren Russell, 29, who celebrated the 10th anniversary of her lung transplant.
“Ten years ago, as I spoke at this gala, I could only dream that I would experience the joy of living for ten more years,” said Russell. “My wish for the next ten is for all those with cystic fibrosis – a cure for this disease.”
The San Diego Chapter is thankful for the help of event chair Kristin Hoyt-Bailey, Kristin’s husband John Bailey, Guild President Barbara Fischbein, the Gala Committee, Guild Members and its corporate sponsors: A-Med, CJ Charles, Eli’s, Jimmy Choo, Marcoa, Modern Luxury/RIVIERA, Pacific Event Productions and St. Petersburg Vodka.