DUNCAN TREE FOUNDATION via Crowdrise
February 23, 2012
BENEFITING: DUNCAN TREE FOUNDATION
Come celebrate with us as we inaugurate the Duncan Tree Foundation Scoliosis Care Fund.
This project provides surgical care for disadvantaged children in Jamaica with moderate to severe scoliosis. The surgery is needed before the child reaches 18 to avoid permanent disfigurement and life-threatening complications. We will be using donated funds to purchase pedicle screws and rods needed for surgery, and to help support volunteer surgical teams with air fare and accommodations when they travel as professional volunteers to host hospitals in Jamaica and around the globe. Our goal is to provide corrective spine surgeries for 25 Jamaican children in 2012.
We have a fantastic evening planned with Benefit Co-Chairs, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Georgetown, Professor of Sociology and Susan L. Taylor, author and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine. There will also be live music, courtesy of SoDisrespectful, silent auction and more. Festivities begin at 6pm. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by music and dance performances at 7 p.m. The evening will conclude with dessert, the announcement of silent auction winners, and closing remarks.
Gift bags for the first 100 people who purchased tickets will be given at the end of event.
On behalf of the 12 million people around the world who are living with scoliosis, thank you!
The Benefit will also feature live performances by Metropolitan Opera soprano Beverly Withers, the Kaphar Dance Company, and the band SoDisrespectful.
Duncan Tree Benefit tickets may be purchased for $50, $75 and $100 for individuals, and $250, $500 and $1,000 for corporate sponsors.