Rady Children’s Hospital Event

Rady Children’s Hospital is one of the premier institutions in San Diego, offering children hope through means of medical care, treatment and prevention.  I am so proud of this organization, and as a Board member on the Rancho Santa Fe Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, it is an honor to help plan fundraising events for such a worthy cause.

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Last month, at the Grand Del Mar, our unit held a very special event, which not only raised money for the hospital’s Emergency Care Center, but also honored a musical icon, violin soloist, David Garret.

The event, coined “Bohemian Nights,” featured an amazingly delicious sit-down dinner, a private musical concert, as well as live and silent auctions.  The night was truly magical, and even a local, Rancho Santa Fe newspaper, the Rancho Santa Fe Review, called the event so in a feature on the paper’s website.

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As a wedding/event coordinator, this gala requires similar planning and execution, so I took advantage of my specialty and assisted as the event’s head decoration coordinator.  My fellow Board Members were thrilled with my contributions.  In a lovely note from one woman: “Gisele! You did an amazing job as head of decorations this year! It all came together beautifully! Thank You So Much!!”

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To offer assistance for a cause like this one is not work at all.  Much as the newspaper mentioned, the event was spectacular.  The music by such a celebrated performer, coupled with fundraising for an amazing cause, made this event a night to remember.

Photos courtesy of Brant Bender Photography

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