An Evening for Autism 2011 Fundraiser


Charity Lives at the 2011 'An Evening for Autism' Fundraiser!

On Saturday June 11, 2011 Charity Lives supported the 3rd Annual ‘An Evening for Autism’ Fundraiser, raising over $170,000 in the fight against autism. The tropical themed event was held at the Newport Beach Estate of Real Estate Entrepreneur Barry Saywitz, whose seven-year old son was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. Benefactors of the event include ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today),  Autism Society of America (ASA),  Easter Seals Southern California, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), and the Newport Mesa School District’s Autism Programs.

600+ of Orange County’s finest came together for a night of support, entertainment, and cuisine. Red carpet arrivals kicked off the evening as guests made their way to the back of the estate to let loose in paradise with cocktails and unlimited samplings from some of OC’s most popular restaurants including: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Wildfish Seafood Grille, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Newport Rib Company, The Beach Pit BBQ, The Cheesecake Factory, and Taco’s & Co.

The live and silent auction was the core of the night and fundraising success with large selections of items from high end wine tasting to ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ travel escapes and adventure; with event’s auctioneer Bubba Jackson, program DJ at KJAZZ (88.1 FM). The tropical evening included guest appearances by Lynne Curtin of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Season 5), Chris Massey (actor /rapper), Kyle Massey (actor /Dancing with the Stars), Leyla Melani -“Deal or No Deal” model, actor Max Ryan (Sex and the City 2), Shar Jackson (actress), C.J. Manigo (Actor), Ali Sepasyar (Actor), and  Jackson Rogow (Actor). In addition professional athletes Eddie Guardado (former Major League Baseball (MLB) relief pitcher, Jay Johnstone (former LA Dodgers), Jamaal Wilkes (Retired LA Laker) and Local political dignitaries Mayor of Newport Beach Michael Henn, Mayor of Costa Mesa Gary Monohan, LeeAndrah Silva of Assemblyman Allan R. Mansoor (Costa Mesa), former Mayor of Newport Beach and current council member of Newport Beach - Ed Selich and former California State Assemblyman of Irvine- Chuck Devore supported and attended the 2011 fundraiser.

Charity Lives, an advocacy campaign, whose mission is in the organization, support, and promotion of a globally recognized philanthropic dogma came together with Orange County’s local autism based charities to support the fight against autism and bring awareness to the unacceptable facts that 1 in every 91 children is being diagnosed with autism and more than 2 million are currently living with autism in the U.S.

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