Charity Ball

113th Anniversary Charity Ball – The Power of Love

Net proceeds benefit the Neuroscience Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.Charity Ball 2022

Saturday, March 5, 2022
Hotel del Coronado

6:30 p.m. – Dinner in the Historic Crown Room
8:30 p.m. - Midnight – Dancing in the Grand Ballroom

Black Tie | Valet Parking

Donate to the Charity Ball

Since 1909, the volunteer-organized Charity Ball has been a beacon of San Diego's commitment to our region’s children – an enduring philanthropic tradition that puts children’s health first. Beginning in 1954, the Charity Ball has exclusively benefited Rady Children's Hospital’s innovative, comprehensive, compassionate pediatric health care. Rady Children's is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric health care and the region’s only trauma center for children.

This year, Charity Ball has chosen to support the Neuroscience Institute at Rady Children’s. Through the Power of Love, Charity Ball is helping to make powerful strides in the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with neurological conditions and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular system.

Charity Ball Contract »

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Chairman, Vicki Eddy at 619-709-8839. All sponsorship sales must comply with Hospital and Foundation policies.

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum $50,000+
Gold $25,000+
Silver $10,000+
Patron $5,000+: San Diego Rotary Foundation
Benefactor $2,500+
Friend $1,250

Invitation Sponsor $25,000
Souvenir Program Sponsor $25,000
Pre-Ball Reception Sponsor $15,000
Save-the-Date Sponsor $15,000
Valet Parking Sponsor $5,000
Wine Sponsor $5,000
Champagne Sponsor $3,000

How the Neuroscience Institute Helped Save Hilary

Hilary was 5 years old when she unexpectantly passed out in her Kindergarten class. At first doctors thought it was just low blood sugar but once she was brought to Rady Children’s Hospital doctors determined Hilary suffered from Epilepsy. She was suffering from up to 40 seizures a day when the she was placed on a medical ketogenic diet.

Read the rest of Hilary’s story here »

The Power of the Neuroscience Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital

For children with neurological diseases or disorders, life can be unpredictable and challenging.

The possibility of changing the future of a child who has a devastating neurological condition is what drives Rady Children’s Hospital’s Neuroscience Institute.

The human brain is the most complex organ in the known universe. Its miraculous functions control how we experience life. It also holds keys to health and disease.

Today, thanks to the power of robust research, industry collaboration, and transformative approaches to therapies and treatments, we are on the brink of an exciting new frontier of discovery for children with neurological disorders - and their families - through pediatric neuroscience.

The Neuroscience Institute is working to significantly improve how Rady Children’s treats patients’ brain health. Rady Children’s is uniquely positioned to drive advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the developing brain. Philanthropy can vault the Institute to the forefront of pediatric care nationally and globally, which means better care for all children.

The Power of Collaboration

Rady Children’s Neuroscience Institute interconnects a wide range of leading healthcare professionals in neurological specialties and subspecialties to provide multidisciplinary care to infants, children and teens with brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular conditions, many with critical life-altering consequences such as autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, movement disorders such as tic/Tourette syndrome, pediatric multiple sclerosis, neurogenic conditions such as Rett syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and more.

The Power of Discovery

Exciting, even astounding developments have occurred in discovering the relationship between brain health and diet and nutrition, particularly in the treatment of epilepsy. Diet-based therapies are poised to transform how we personalize medicine by replacing or augmenting pharmacologic treatments in certain cases.

Thanks to a seamless integration with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, pathways to new precision therapeutics are possible through whole genome sequencing that can bring results to the bedside in less than a day in some cases. As a result, doctors can quickly have a better understanding of the genetic basis of epilepsy and other brain-related disorders.

The Power of Philanthropy

Together, we can help usher in the dawn of a new era in pediatric brain health by helping the Neuroscience Institute elevate the standard of pediatric care. We can help uncover the secrets of brain metabolism, develop novel and effective therapies for developmental brain disorders when traditional approaches fail, and mitigate the damages of brain related disease to our children, in some remarkable cases-even before the child is born.

Together, we can help the Neuroscience Institute attract and retain the best and brightest researchers and physician-scientists, strengthen research partnerships with leading institutions, and expand investments in genomic medicine. It is entirely possible that, together, we can change the entire course of many children’s lives.

In the dynamic words of Dr. Jong M. Rho, Chief, Division of Neurology at Rady Children’s Hospital, “You, our supporters, are just as important as any one of us in the lab, hospital, or clinic. You are an essential part of the team.”

Together, we have the power to change the lives of children who need us, by bringing the extraordinary Power of Love.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please email Laura O'Sullivan or call 858-966-8366.