Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to host 2012 Butterfly Ball to benefit children with physical deformities


Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego nonprofit that provides no-cost reconstructive procedures to children born with physical deformities, will be hosting its 2012 Butterfly Ball benefit on Oct. 20. Attendees will enjoy a rock ‘n’ roll evening featuring Neil Diamond cover band Super Diamond, live and silent auctions, delicious food and drink, and heartwarming presentations by Fresh Start patients and staff – all to help give disadvantaged children a brighter future and a fresh start in life.

Festivities will begin with a silent auction and cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Those who are attending are asked to don their best rockin’ attire and come hungry and thirsty as they help transform the lives of children both in the US and internationally through their donations.

“The Butterfly Ball will be a fantastic opportunity to bring together people, food, fun and entertainment – all for a great cause,” said Michelle Pius, director of Major Gifts at Fresh Start. “We look forward to hosting a lively event that will give disadvantaged children born with physical deformities a chance to improve the quality of their lives forever.”

Tickets range from $275 for an individual ticket to $25,000 for the highest level of table sponsorship. There will also be different live auctions including: a vacation to Los Cabos, a private dining experience for six at Fleming’s Steakhouse, a Corum Admiral’s Cup Watch, a celebrity golf experience, and a “you call it” dream vacation for two. One hundred percent of the proceeds at the Butterfly Ball will go directly towards Fresh Start’s medical programs. This year, Fresh Start is hoping to raise over $100,000.

For more information about Fresh Start Surgical Gifts or to buy tickets to the 2012 Butterfly Ball please contact Amanda Thompson at (760) 448-2018 or visit Space is limited.