Published June 13th, 2018
Children's Health Guild raises over $390K at annual gala
Submitted by Wendy Rotblat
Event co-chair Kristin Prestin with CHG President Michelle Berolzheimer and co-chair Mayra Tama Photo provided
The Children's Health Guild hosted its annual spring fundraiser, "Come Sail Away, an Evening Inspiring Hope" at Diablo Country Club May 19, raising over $390,000 to support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and George Mark Children's House, which continue to provide the full spectrum of medical care for children and their families, including emergency and ongoing treatment as well as transitional, respite and palliative care.
Gala co-chairs Mayra Tama and Kristin Preston did a beautiful job creating a successful, memorable event. The highlight of the evening came when speakers, Dr. Karim Mansour, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Charlie Cleberg, patient and longtime advocate for George Mark Children's House, shared their uplifting stories of the exceptional care provided by the two organizations.
Comprised of 50 energetic Bay Area women who dedicate their time and talent to raise funds on behalf of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and George Mark Children's House, Children's Health Guild has raised over $2 million since 2011 to directly support these two life-changing organizations, which together provide the most advanced medical technology and compassionate care to children in need-regardless of their family's ability to pay. Originally founded as St. Luke's Junior Auxiliary, the group has raised funds to support women's and children's medical care for over 38 years.

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