Conner’s Cause for Children’s annual benefit gala is Oct. 27
Conner’s Cause for Children will hold its 19th annual benefit gala, “Fall Fiesta,” on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m., at Café Coyote in Old Town, San Diego.
Proceeds from this event will benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life threatening illness.
Travel back in time for a taste of California History and traditional Mexican cuisine at Café Coyote in Old Town San Diego, the birthplace of California. The event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner and live auction.
Conner was diagnosed with a fatal brain cancer when he was just 4 years old. In 10 months, his family had to cope with his diagnosis, treatment, death and thousands of dollars in medical bills. Conner passed away on July 18, 1994, but his legacy lives on in this foundation.
The organization provides assistance through a number of ways, including alleviating transportation and food expenses associated with caring for a sick child, co-payments for medical care and medication, out-of-pocket costs for medical equipment, out-of-pocket costs for in-home care and increased phone or utility costs related to caring for the child.
The foundation also works intimately with families to discover supplementary sources of help, including referrals to other helpful agencies, foundations and supporters.
Order tickets online at www.connerscause.org. Regular ticket price: $110. Accepting auction donations. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, contact Karen Gliner (619) 540-1650 or go to www.connerscause.org.
Two-year-old Cinthia was born with short gut syndrome and is totally dependent on a feeding tube for her very complicated nutritional needs. Cinthia’s mother has a hard time making ends meet and struggles to cover her family’s basic needs as well as cover all the out of pocket costs associated with Cinthia’s complicated care needs. The recent heat wave in our area posed a particular danger to medically fragile Cinthia, who cannot tolerate extremes in temperature. Her mother turned to Conner’s Cause for Children to request an air conditioner to keep Cinthia and her siblings comfortable in their tiny, one room apartment in the East County. Because Conner’s Cause is a locally based organization and can respond immediately to urgent needs, we were able to have a new, energy efficient air-conditioner delivered to Cinthia’s family within a week of her mother’s request.