An Evening to Remember with Dr. Ben Carson

This year, An Evening to Remember 2014 was again held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa ~ It was an inspirational night and fabulous success with 1 Million raised in benefit of Solutions For Change!! Guests listened to Dr. Ben Carson‘s awe-inspiring journey from a troubled youth who overcame poverty in inner-city Detroit to become a gifted neurosurgeon and best selling author!!

The beautiful night dazzled with exquisite Pantherella details and featured an exclusive and exciting live auction that included two generously donated gorgeous Triumph Motorcycles by British Customs and Southern California Motors, Brea! Other live auction items included a luxury wild west vacation, a trip to Paris, Original  Acrylic on Canvas Painting by Erik Skoldberg and a Corum watch!!

Solutions for Change provides access to the skills, knowledge, and resources homeless families need to regain their physical, emotional, and economic health and permanently solve their homelessness. The adults—once securely housed and their children in school—participate in Solutions University, a 1000-day program to identify and eradicate the core issues that caused each family to become homeless. Solutions coaches work with residents to create a program tailored to each person’s needs.  Since 1999, Solutions has guided more than 700 families and their 1,400 children to a permanent solution to their homelessness, while saving taxpayers an estimated $35 million in public support costs.

Photography by Bekah Peace Photography Studios

Pantherella Specialty Events
Pantherella Specialty Events
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., grew up in a single parent home and being challenged by dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream, until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered and today is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for 39 years. He was the inaugural recipient of a professorship dedicated in his name in May, 2008 and is now the Emeritus Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N. Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, having retired on June 30, 2013. Some career highlights include the first and only successful separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987, the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa and the first successful placement of an intrauterine shunt for a hydrocephalic twin.


Creative Team: Design and Production: 

Event Producer: Pantherella Specialty Events 

Flowers: Flower Child San Diego 

Photography: Bekah Peace Photography 

Thank you to the very Generous Sponsors who helped raise the roof in donations and make An Evening to Remember a Record Breaker!!

 British Customs and Southern California Motorcycles, Brea, CA.

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