28th Annual Gala Bootleggers Ball to Benefit Children with Physical Deformities

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

San Diego nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts will host its 28th Annual Gala Bootleggers Ball at 6 p.m., Saturday, October19 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122. Dr. Greg Ostrow, director of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, and his wife Dr. Stacy Ostrow will serve as the event’s honorary chairs. Dr. Ostrow has been a Fresh Start volunteer surgeon for 12 years. 

The 28th Annual Gala will celebrate Fresh Start’s commitment over the past 28 years in providing free-of-cost reconstructive surgery and transforming the lives of infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease. Fresh Start also treats a variety of conditions that may cause low self-esteem among children, such as acne and chicken pox scarring, crossed eyes, missing teeth, birthmarks and more. Fresh Start seeks to raise over $200,000 at the event of which 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Medical Program.

“Our all-volunteer team of surgeons and supporters are committed to seeing that every child with a physical deformity is given the opportunity to have a positive self-image,” said Fresh Start CEO Shari Brasher. “The Gala celebrates the children and families we’ve served and the many that are to come.”

The 28th Annual Gala will feature a jazzy evening, including a cocktail reception, a live/silent auction, dinner, live music by The Heroes and casino table games.

Admission tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Events & Development Manager Tracy White at Tracy@FreshStart.org.

David and Rebecca Justice were guests of the 2018 Annual Gala.

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