Charity Ball to Benefit UCSF Bone Marrow Transplant Program

September 21, 2004
Contact: News Office (415) 502-6397

The Ruby Hill Giving Thanks Charity Committee will hold its seventh charity ball on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Palm Event Center at Historic Ruby Hill. The black-tie affair, called "An Evening at Club Havana," will feature salsa dancing, roulette and other games, silent and live auctions and tropical cuisine that will recreate a night in Havana. Tickets for the event are $250 per person if purchased before Oct. 15 and $275 after that date.

The evening will benefit the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at UCSF Children's Hospital and six other local charities, including Hope Hospice, Easter Seals Kaleidoscope After-School Program of Dublin, Open Heart Kitchen, Tri-Valley Haven and Twin Valley Learning Center of Livermore and Assistance League of Amador Valley.

The Ruby Hill Giving Thanks Charity Committee was founded in 1997 by a handful of Ruby Hill and Tri-Valley residents. Over the past eight years, the organizers have distributed over $1.6 million to local agencies. The last ball, held in 2002, distributed $292,000.

The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at UCSF Children's Hospital is a world leader in special treatment options for children with genetic diseases, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. More than 600 transplants have been performed for children at UCSF Children's Hospital since the Bone Marrow Transplant Program was established in 1982. To learn more about the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at UCSF Children's Hospital, visit the bone marrow transplant section of this Web site or call (415) 476-2188.

To attend the Ruby Hill Giving Thanks Charity Ball or to learn more about the event, call Susan Dawson at (925) 426-1757 or visit www.rubyhillgivingthanks.org.