Signature Gala

Honoring San Diegans Making a Difference in Maternal & Infant Health

Thursday, November 18, 2021  |  5:30 p.m. — 6 p.m. PST
Auction and Virtual Celebration
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Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases, March of Dimes has decided to move this event to be virtual for this year. While we may not be together in person, we rely on your continued support to provide innovative programs and services for moms, moms-to-be and babies who may be at a greater risk of becoming sick and not receiving proper or equitable care.

EVENT DETAILS

You're invited to the San Diego's virtual Signature Gala! Join our virtual celebration of the work and legacy of Dr. Tina Chambers, Dr. Louise Laurent, and the Ferring Research Institute. Steve Atkinson, co-anchor of 10News at 5, 6, 7, and 11p.m. will be the emcee. The virtual event will feature an exciting silent auction and you will hear from our Ambassador family, Matt and Lisa Bresnahan. In lieu of a ticket, we hope you will consider funding our mission with a donation. Register for the free virtual event at 5:30pm. With a $2,500 donation, get exclusive access to the pre-VIP virtual event at 5:00pm which includes 4 meals from Del Frisco's Steakhouse and a special presentation from Dr. Christina Chambers about her research, work and partnership with the March of Dimes. Contact Heidi Lang (858) 300-6041 or [email protected] for any questions or issues.

SIGNATURE GALA HONOREES

San Diego's Virtual Signature Gala will honor Dr. Chambers, Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, San Diego and Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital, Dr. Louise Laurent for her work in miRNA biomarkers as a prediction of preeclampsia, and the Ferring Research Institute for its work locally and committment to new therapies for preterm birth.
 

Dr. Christina Chambers

Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, San Diego and Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital

Dr. Louise Laurent

Professor and Vice Chair for Translational Research UCSD Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Gregory D. Ferguson, PhD

Drug Discovery Scientist, Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Health, Ferring Research Institute, San Diego, CA

WAYS TO SUPPORT

  • In lieu of a ticket, make a 100% tax-deductible fund the mission gift here.
  • Bid on items in our exciting auction here. 
  • Become a sponsor of our event. Review sponsorship levels here or email Jes Wade for more information. 
  • With a $2,500 donation, get exclusive access to the pre-VIP virtual event at 5:00pm which includes 4 meals from Del Frisco's Steakhouse and a special presentation from Dr. Christina Chambers about her research, work and partnership with the March of Dimes.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our event, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please view our sponsorship opportunities or contact Jes Wade at [email protected] for additional information.

SUPPORT THE MISSION

MARCH OF DIMES LEADS THE FIGHT FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL MOMS AND BABIES.
We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy. Because when a society supports every family, the future is brighter for us all. And when communities work together, even the toughest problems can be solved.

EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES:
Nearly 4 million babies are born.
Nearly half a million babies are born prematurely or with birth defects.
More than 23,000 babies die before reaching their first birthday.
In addition to the human toll, the societal cost of premature birth is more than $26 billion per year.

Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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