‘Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway’ event Oct. 11 to benefit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and The Plastic Surgery Foundation

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation will be hosting “Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway” on Friday, Oct. 11. This rock and roll benefit concert will feature Grammy-winning Sheryl Crow for guests alongside live auction, delicious food and specialty cocktails, all benefiting a great cause. Attendees will enjoy captivating stories from Fresh Start patients, doctors and volunteers shared under the night sky aboard the large military vessel while raising funds to help give disadvantaged children a fresh start at life. All of the proceeds will support Fresh Start’s mission of providing free reconstructive procedures to children suffering with physical deformities due to birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease.

“We look forward to hosting an entertaining event that will give disadvantaged children a chance to improve the quality of their lives and a chance at a brighter future,” said Shari Brasher, CEO/executive director at Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. “We are excited for another great opportunity to bring patients and staff together with the public for an amazing cause.”

The transforming evening will begin with a silent auction and cocktail reception at 6 p.m. at 910 North Harbor Drive on the flight deck of the USS Midway. The unique venue will feature decadent food and drinks served throughout the night. Guests will feel inspired to help transform the lives of disadvantaged children both in the U.S. and internationally through their donations.

Tickets range from $500 for an individual ticket to $100,000 for the highest level of sponsorship. There will also be various live auctions with prizes including a fully-catered party for up to 30 guests at Bill Walton’s home in San Diego, a special chef’s dinner at Crush for 8 guests and a Padres VIP Experience that includes two all-inclusive Home Plate Club tickets to a game at Petco Park and in-seat dining service with a hotel stay and transportation. Last but not least, attendees can bid on two tickets to the 2013 American Music Awards with a hotel stay included. All of the proceeds from the benefit will go directly toward Fresh Start’s medical programs.

For more information about Fresh Start Surgical Gifts or to buy tickets to “Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway” please contact Amanda Thompson at (760) 448-2018 or visit Space is limited.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a San Diego nonprofit whose mission is to transform the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities. Six to seven times per year, Fresh Start holds a Surgery Weekend, where 80-100 highly talented individuals provide reconstructive plastic surgery, reconstructive dental surgery, laser treatments and speech therapy to disadvantaged young people.

For more information about Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, please visit or call (760) 944-7774.