To sign up or for sponsorship information, contact Tom Cicchini at (916) 858-1638 or visit www.sacramentocasa.org. The tournament will support CASA to provide more trained volunteer advocates for children who are victims of abuse and neglect in Sacramento County.
The Karla J. Williams Foundation aims to better the life of women cancer patients while they are undergoing treatment by providing nurturing support services. The foundation also exists to increase public awareness about the prevention, detection and treatment of women’s cancers. The mission includes connecting patients in Northern California to resources and available clinical trials.
Said David Heitstuman, interim executive director of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, “In the past two years, this event has contributed more than $35.000 to local organizations. We are very excited, going into our third year, to be able to again support the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and Sunburst Projects with an event that people love to attend.”
About the theme, Heitstuman noted: “The color red, found on the red ribbon on lapels around the world, serves as a global symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness. While this is not a drag event, the required wearing of a red dress by all guests regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation serves as a powerful symbol of solidarity with those living with HIV/AIDS and as a reminder that is it everyone’s responsibility to help end the epidemic.”
Advance tickets are $40 general, $75 for VIP. Party night tickets are $75 general, $90 VIP. Visit SacramentoRedDressParty.org.
Luncheon tickets range from $75 to $125; visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/wiplunch.
The program will include a live auction, entertainment, music, dancing and sweets. Contact Joe Wilson at (916) 806-8586 or thechevofoundation.org for sponsor and ticket sales.
All proceeds will be used to help raise awareness and resources for Parkinson’s research and education for those directly and indirectly affected by the disease and awareness of those not yet diagnosed.
Lunch is $24 per person, food selection and prepayment required. For reservations and information about all Casa events, call (916) 452-2809 or visit www.casagardenrestaurant.org.
Also included will be a sushi chef contest, a drawing, Tauko drummers, silent auction, blind sake tasting and a sashimi tuna-cutting demonstration.
Judy and Harley Inaba and their North American Food Distributing Co. started the fest to promote awareness of pediatric congenital heart abnormalities. Their son was born with transposed arteries and required cardiac surgery early in his life. For the Inabas, the event celebrates his recovery and helps children with similar conditions by donating a portion of the proceeds to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Proceeds help fund an annual picnic for the UC Davis pediatric heart patients and their families.
The fest is $60 in advance, $70 at the door. Send email to Judy@nafdc.com, visit www.nafdc.com or call (916) 373-1111, ext. 120.