Jan. 14: Help Raise Healthy Children

Help Raise Healthy Children Gala to Honor

Alice Waters and Benefit the Chez Panisse Foundation

Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson to Perform Live as the 2008 Headliner

WHAT: Help Raise Healthy Children” Gala tickets are now on sale and they have

announced that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, musical legend Marvin Hamlisch and nationally acclaimed youth fitness group, The Bouncing Bulldogs will perform live for the annual “Help Raise Healthy Children Gala,” a black tie fundraiser dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and its harmful effects.

The star-studded event will honor Alice Waters for her groundbreaking work in the Berkeley public schools, including the creation of The Edible Schoolyard, as well as for her years of dedication to public policy initiatives that seek to end childhood obesity in America. Ms. Waters will create the menu for the pre-gala dinner, which will be held in San Francisco‘s City Hall Rotunda. Former President Bill Clinton and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have been named Honorary Chairs for the benefit.

WHEN: Monday January 14, 2008

Cocktail Reception: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Performance: 8:00 pm

WHY: Proceeds from the gala will go to Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Foundation

as well as to three pre-eminent Northern California hospitals for their work in bringing public attention to this growing epidemic: San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, Oakland Children’s Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

 

WHERE: Black Tie Dinner:

San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
1 Dr C B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

Live Performance:

San Francisco Opera House

301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

TICKETS: www.cityboxoffice.com, 415.392.4400 or www.helpraisehealthychildren.org

(Media inquiries please contact: Jilliann Markey at Jilliann@glodownead.com or 415.394.6500)

Prices for gala and show – Includes dinner and performance

Giving Levels

Founding Chair $100,000 Table of Twelve or $10,000 Individual Ticket
Premier table of twelve tickets for Dinner with premier seating for twelve at Gala Show • Twelve invitations to January 13th Preview Party • Full Page Acknowledgment in Event Program (Deadline December 17th) • Prominent Logo Recognition on Event Website • Photo Opportunities with Celebrities

Founding Benefactor $50,000 Table of Ten or $5,000 Individual Ticket
Premier table of ten tickets for Dinner with premier seating for ten at

Gala Show • Ten invitations to January 13th Preview Party • Half Page

Acknowledgment in Event Program (Deadline December 17th) • Logo

Recognition on Event Website • Photo Opportunities with Celebrities

Founding Patron $25,000 Table of Ten or $2,500 Individual Ticket
Premier table of ten tickets for Dinner with premier seating for ten at Gala Show • Eight invitations to January 13th Preview Party • Quarter Page Acknowledgment in Event Program (Deadline December 17th) • Name Recognition on Event Website • Photo Opportunities with Celebrities

Founding Supporter $10,000 Table of Ten
Table of ten tickets for Dinner and Gala Show

Individual Ticket $1,000 (Limited Seats)
One ticket for Dinner and Gala Show

Ticket prices for live performance – does not include dinner
$50, $75, $100 – depending on seat location

Damion Matthews is the founder and editor of SFLUXE, and has also contributed to Town & Country, 7x7, Salon, Dutch and other national publications.