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‘Brain Emergency’ Premier Screening and Benefit Auction

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‘Brain Emergency’ is an educational documentary on brain aneurysms produced by an Emmy award winning production team. It is a compelling documentary combining life-saving medical information with inspiring personal stories, hosted by popular New York television news anchor Kaity Tong and California neurologist Dr. Rick Atkinson. Please visit our projects section to learn more about the 'Brain Emergency' documentary.

On November 11, 2008 TAAF will be hosting a Premier Screening of ‘Brain Emergency’ at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the San Francisco Presidio. We will host a cocktail reception prior to the screening with a benefit auction to include prizes such as a trip for 2 to New York City! Make sure to check back often to see the most up to date listing of auction items.


WHEN:
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
6:00pm - 8:30pm

TICKETS:
The event is sold out. 


WHERE:
Letterman Digital Arts Center
Home of LucasFilm LTD, Industrial Light and Magic, and LucasArts
One Letterman Drive, San Francisco, CA

  • Cocktail Reception and Benefit Auction - Pres a Vi restaurant (Building D)
  • Screening and Panel Discussion - Premier Theater (Building B)

DIRECTIONS & PARKING:
Valet parking will be available.

Enter the Letterman Digital Arts Center though the Lombard Street Gate. Turn right onto Letterman Drive. Take your first right into "the loop" where you will see Valet Parking attendants. For a custom Google map detailing location of Pres a Vi Restaurant and Premier Theater in the Letterman Digital Arts Center please click here .

Map Location:
One Letterman Drive
San Francisco, CA 94129
Print/Large Map
Driving Directions

SUPPORTING PUBLIC AWARENESS AND RESEARCH

Proceeds from this charity event will fund the public awareness efforts and research supported by TAAF. Specifically, our goal is to raise $50,000 to support a 2009 Research Grant. In 2008 we were able to provide funding for a project investigating new 3-D imaging techniques that will help predict which aneurysms and vascular malformations are more likely to grow or rupture. This will enable more effective monitoring and treatment of blood vessel diseases in the brain. With your support, we will be able to continue to fund worthwhile research projects such as this next year. 

By viewing this film, you may save your own life, or that of a loved one. By supporting this event you will help save the lives of others. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, or to donate items to support the benefit auction, download more information below, or email us at info@taafonline.org.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES    •    DONATE ITEMS FOR THE AUCTION

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Benefit Auction

 Download information about donating items to the auction.

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS:

Whirlwind Trip for Two to New York City
Enjoy airfare and luxury accommodations at the Ritz Carlton , tickets to the Conan O'Brien Show , and dinner at Harry's Cafe & Steak.

Luxurious Weekend on the Town for Two in San Francisco
Sit back and relax at a luxury suite at the Marriott! Start off the weekend with tickets to the zany musical spoof of pop culture, Beach Blanket Babylon. And end the weekend in style with professional hair and make up by Maria O'Reilly before being whisked off to dinner at Paul K and the San Francisco Opera.

Acclaimed executive chef George Morrone to prepare a private dinner in your home
George Morrone to prepare an exclusive dinner in your home for a party of 8-10.

Experience a Lexus SC430 for the weekend
Take home a luxury Lexus SC430 to enjoy for the weekend.

 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS:

  • Fresh Cosmetics party for 8 ladies. Includes champagne, mini facials, and professional make up lessons.

  • Leland Tea Party for 10 with #1 New York Times bestselling author and speaker Marci Shimoff. Marci is a an undisputed expert on the Law of Attraction, co-author of six Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and a featured expert in film and book The Secret.

  • Wellness package including nutrition and diet consultation with board certified internist and physician nutrition specialist Dr. Melina Jampolis , and 2 fitness training sessions with certified personal trainer Ami Jampolis.

  • Sports Package including six Golden State Warriors tickets with Bauer's Limousine Transportation, and a goodie basket filled with an impressive array of Top Shelf Liquors.

  • Race Car Driving. A day at TrackMasters Racing with driving instruction by Fred Nelson.

  • Baby Potrait session by Lauri Levenfeld, owner of Zoom Photography.

  • Violet's Pea Pods reversible sleep sack. An alternative for families who don't want to worry about loose bedding in their baby's crib (hence less worry about SIDS).

  • Black Coyote Chateau wine

  • Kono Wines , New Zealand

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TAAF would like to thank our Sponsors!

Download information on sponsorship opportunities. 

 

PLATINUM







 

GOLD

 

SILVER

 

BRONZE

EKR Therapeutics

CableTelevision

John Rudquist

Dean A Cortopassi, Trustee

FRIENDS

  • Earl and Marilyn McKinney
  • Charles B. Wilson
  • Herb and Joan Foedisch
  • Daryl Bauza
  • Bobbi Lynn Jones
  • Dale and Cindy Raeen
  • John and Kaye Jackson
  • Nicholas and Catherine Molnar
  • Ashley Quinn
  • Chris Dowd and Dawn Decker
  • Jane and Peter Carpenter
  • Dennis Fuller
  • Alan and Dianne Portnoy
  • Pat Kilpatrick and Sid Wolinsky
  • Coleen T Dowling
  • Carleen E Ho
  • Jessamy and Imre Vizkelety
  • Kenneth W. Healy
  • Shanon Stubo
  • Jerome Barakos
  • Mike J. Hazel
  • Julie C. Quinn
  • Leonora Legaspi
  • Jeffrey B. Gould and Assoc.
  • Mike and Lisa Hannegan
  • James R. Brandon
  • John and Amalie Nan Walz
  • Letizia Antonietti
  • Kerry Corcoran
  • Fred Nelson
  • Anton Gill
  • Erik Gaensler
  • A.L. Seward III

RECPETION & AUCTION

 

 



 

 

RITZ CARLTON

CONAN O'BRIEN SHOW

PREMIER THEATER AT THE LETTERMAN DIGITAL ART CENTER, HOME OF LUCASFILM LTD, INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC AND LUCAS ARTS

BAUER TRANSPORTATION

BEACH BLANKET BABYLON

GRAPHICS BY NICHOLAS MAH

LELAND TEA COMPANY

RICHARD HYMNS

AMY JAMPOLIS

GEORGE MORRONE

GRAPHICS BY LAMINA NG

MARRIOTT

SPENCER KAITZ

OMNIFIC PICTURES

FRED NELSON, TRACK INSTRUCTOR

ZOOM PHOTOGRAPHY

KONO WINES, NEW ZEALAND