The Pregnancy Foundation’s First Annual Hope Is Born Event Raises More than $200,000
Last week, more than 250 guests gathered for an evening of charity and cocktails at The Pregnancy Foundation’s First Annual Hope Is Born event. Held inside the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon at Planet Hollywood on Thursday, March 15, the elegant affair raised more than $200,000 for the organization and its mission to improve care for local women with high risk pregnancies.
The evening included a video montage highlighting the work of The Pregnancy Foundation, educating guests on families who have experienced difficult pregnancies and delivered their children safely through the efforts of modern medicine.
My News 3 Anchors Kim and Dana Wagner served as the event emcees and announced the winners of the live auctions. Live and silent auction selections included prestigious items ranging from exclusive wines to luxury jewelry, live concert tickets to distinct works of art. Auction items were donated from Assouline, Brioni, Red Rock Resort & Casino, Stella McCartney, Tao, Venetian and Palazzo Resorts to name a few.
Prominent Las Vegas community members in attendance were Frank and Jill Fertitta; Larry and Camille Ruvo; Bill and Shannon McBeath; Todd and Heather DuBoef; Vicki Fertitta; Lorenzo Fertitta; Don and Lori Foreman; Tim Poster; Linda Richardson; Sandy Tiberti; Flintie Ray Williams; and Mordecai Yerushalmi. Guests were seen enjoying the company of great friends and live entertainment provided by the Pussycat Dolls and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Mayor Goodman and Celine Dion also supported the event.
The sold-out event was hosted by Tom and Vanessa Breitling; Kristine and Allan Creel; Stacy and Marc Falcone; Naz and Josh Ford; Kelly and Brian Iriye; Sara and Bryan Johnston; Kay and Matt Maddox; Noey and Billy Richardson; Mary and Carlos Ruisanchez; Gina and Richard Schonfeld; and Michelle and Leor Yerushalmi. Sponsors included Blog 16 Hospitality; Catholic Healthcare West; Creel Printing; Desert Perinatal Associates; Dom Perignon; Ernst & Young; Essential Women’s Health Associates; Fertility Center of Las Vegas; Gallery Nightclub; HCA; High Risk Pregnancy Center; Humana; Lee’s Liquor; Meit; Pinnacle Entertainment; Sequenom; Southern Wine & Spirits; Station Casinos; and Valley Health Systems.
Mission of The Pregnancy Foundation
The Pregnancy Foundation, Las Vegas, was formed in 2011 by Vanessa and Tom Breitling, the first non-medically affiliated members of the national Pregnancy Foundation Board in conjunction with Brian Iriye, a local high-risk obstetrician who also is a member of the national board. The foundation’s mission is dedicated to raising awareness about high risk pregnancy and necessary prenatal care, while assisting local women with improved pregnancy outcomes. For more information on The Pregnancy Foundation go to http://www.pregnancyfoundationlv.org/ or like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pregnancyfoundationlv.
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