Charity Ball

111th Anniversary Charity Ball – Leap into the Future

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
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

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To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Co-chairs Angie Lasagna at 858-922-1682 or Joyce Glazer at 619-985-9340. All sponsorship sales must comply with Hospital and Foundation policies.

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For VIP Charity Ball Box seating, which includes dinner, please contact Michele Prescott at 858-336-7242.
Box seating has been one of the elements that has characterized Charity Ball and added to its uniqueness. Borrowed from European ball tradition, each of the 50 “boxes” provides a discrete cluster of eight seats arranged around two small bistro tables near the dance floor. It was once the custom that those occupying the boxes would “receive” visitors at their boxes just as they would have at home. The first mention of boxes appears in a February 5, 1911, article from the San Diego Union. “Across the north side of the ballroom were the boxes, daintily partitioned.” A long-held tradition, these boxes provide a glimpse into the old world while ensuring you and your guests enjoy the evening’s grandeur in unquestioned comfort.

Net proceeds from the 111th Anniversary Charity Ball – Leap Into the Future, will benefit Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine.

How Genomic Medicine Helped Save Rylee

During her first year, Rylee was incredibly sick. At 4 months, she started shaking uncontrollably. She couldn’t reach, roll or push up. At 8 months, she started experiencing eye spasms, exag­gerated startles, irritability and exces­sive sweating.

A video of Rylee at 1 year looks like it might be paused, but there’s nothing wrong with the clip. It’s Rylee who was not moving. Rylee’s doctors looked for answers. They conducted test after test, including old-school genetic diagnostics that evaluated a few genes at a time. Some of these tests took weeks to come back, and they all came out negative.

Read the rest of Rylee's genomic odyssey in Healthy Kids magazine.

Since 1909, The Charity Ball has been an integral part of the philanthropic and social fabric of San Diego. Beginning in 1953, the year before the hospital first opened its doors, the Charity Ball has exclusively benefited programs and services at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Support for the 111th Anniversary Charity Ball helps ensure that Rady Children’s will continue to provide state-of-the-art services for children in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Because of your generosity, the children of our region will experience the highest caliber care and enjoy healthier futures. Thank you!

To purchase tickets or for more information, please email Tanya Eraca or call 858-966-8473.