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

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

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.

  • To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Angie Lasagna, Charity Ball Co-chairman, at 858-922-1682. All sponsorship sales must comply with Hospital and Foundation policies.
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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.