I am so excited to announce that our recent fundraiser was a huge success, raising $70,000 to support women’s sexual health! For those of you who weren’t able to make it out this year, we did an “Evening in Monte Carlo” theme that included dinner, dancing and casino-style gaming. Guests were encouraged to wear 20’s Gatsby attire and participate in a live auction and balloon blast to raise money for this important cause.
One of my favorite parts of the evening was presenting our 2nd Annual Award of Excellence in Women’s Sexual Health. It is so important to recognize those who are currently making a difference in the field of women’s sexual health and this year’s recipient, Dr. Margery Gass, has made amazing strides in the field of menopause. She is an internationally recognized leader in this category and the Executive Director Designate of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). She is also a foremost authority in women’s sexual health, speaking at conferences all over the world. We couldn’t think of a more deserving recipient than Dr. Gass.
In addition, Dr. Michael Thomas, an OBGYN and Professor at the UC School of Medicine, and one of the Patty Brisben Foundation board members, spoke to the guests about some of the studies that are currently in place as a result of the foundation’s funding. Rick Bryan from the Wellness Community was also on hand to talk about the partnership we have forged to help further support people living with cancer and their family and loved ones.
Overall, it couldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. We look forward to making next year’s event even bigger and better and thank those who continue to support women’s sexual health. We hope to see many new faces in 2010!