Gettys Host Snuggly Soiree to Benefit Benioff Hospital

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More than 300 guests gathered at the home of philanthropists Ann and Gordon Getty for the Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund’s annual Snuggly Soiree.

The fun-filled event benefitted patients and their families at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The evening raised more than $200,000.

Guests of all ages were invited to the Getty home, where the atrium was transformed into a children’s play land with teddy bears, gourmet cookie decorating, arcade games and prizes, face painting, arts and crafts, balloon animals and child-friendly food including mini hamburgers, grilled cheese and milkshakes.

Throughout the rest of the main floor, adults enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while visiting with special guests including Ann and Gordon Getty, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital CEO Mark Laret and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Executive Director Kim Scurr. Former San Francisco 49er and Super Bowl Champion Dwight Clark was the VIP guest and attended with his wife Kelly.

Bidders dueled on exclusive silent auction packages including VIP tickets to the MTV Movie Awards, San Francisco Giants baseball packages, and exclusive stays at locations including Squaw Valley Inn, Villagio Inn & Spa and Calistoga Ranch. Most popular items of the night included a ‘Dine Around the City’ package with vouchers for nine San Francisco restaurants including Spruce, RN74, Balboa Café and Wayfare Tavern.

Sponsors of the event included Foundation, Revance Therapeutics, Pamala and Ted Deikel, Barbara and Thomas Wolfe, Deborah and Peter Magowan, Diane B. Wilsey, Shelley Lazar, Carole and Robert McNeil, Royal MotorSales and Merz Aesthetics.

San Francisco dermatologist Dr. Richard Glogau and his wife, Pamela Baj Glogau, established the Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund to provide support for pediatric patients and their families at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The fund fills special needs that insurance and government funds cannot provide to help alleviate stress on patients and their families during critical hospitalization and long periods away from home. Funds are used for food, transportation, housing, medications, special medical equipment, interpreters, and other needs identified on a case-by-case basis.


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