By Beverly Perkins
Over a decade ago a special group of volunteers at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation spent their time advocating and raising funds for the hospital to reinforce its’ mission to heal an individual’s body, mind and spirit.
These volunteers, appropriately called The Diamond Angels, have raised more than 4.5 million dollars since its inception in 2004. Their main event, The Fairy Tale Ball, supports children, families, programs, services, and facilities at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
The Diamond Angels are proud to announce the 14th Annual Fairy Tale Ball, and have a simple request to be their guest at this year’s Beauty and the Beast-themed fundraiser.
The grand fundraiser, co-hosted by The Diplomat Beach Resort, will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 7:00pm at the beachfront destination in Hollywood. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, an auction of dream vacations and unique experiences.
George Gray, announcer for The Price is Right, will emcee and attendees will be encouraged to sing along with The Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band.
In addition to an incredible evening, guests will hear the emotional story from a patient who attributes their life to the care received at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
“We’re committed to making things better for those in our community coping with pediatric health issues,” said Fairy Tale Ball co-chairs Liz Jacobs and Robin Steinman, leaders of the volunteer Diamond Angels that annually host the event. “The gala definitely has something for everyone and the impact of all our efforts is significant and long-lasting.”
Funds raised at the 2017 event will help double the size of the current hospital, which will include a new Cardiac Intensive Care unit and the expansion of medical and surgical services to meet increased demand.
Sponsors for the 2017 Fairy Tale Ball include: Memorial Healthcare System, PNC Bank, Sheridan Healthcare, and Radiology Associates of Hollywood.
Tax deductible tickets to Beauty and the Beast are $300. Purchase at www.diamondangels.org or by calling 954-265-3454. The Diplomat Resort & Spa is located at 3555 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood.
Established in 1994, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic support to JDCH by serving as the central agency for charitable contributions. This helps to ensure the ongoing availability of the highest quality of healthcare to hospital patients regardless of their ability to pay.
For more information, visit www.jdchfoundation.org.