August 26, 2017 @ 6:00PM — 11:00PM
A Gala of Support and Hope for those with SMA
The Faces of SMA Gala & Silent Auction is a fundraising event in honor of Kaiden DeFazio and all those battling Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). The goal is to raise funds for promising research, medical needs, quality of life and increased awareness.
Our first gala boasted more than 200 attendees for an evening of dinner, music, dancing, cocktails, silent auction and raffle items. Please join us in our second year for this special night of making memories, having fun and most importantly, hope.
Who is Kaiden?
Kaiden is a bright, happy child who is full of personality and even typical toddler trouble. Diagnosed at six months with SMA Type 1, he is affected but not defined by his illness. He continues to defy the odds by thriving through his first and now second birthdays. He is the inspiration behind our mission of spreading awareness and helping others in their fight with SMA.
What is SMA?
SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. It causes progressive weakness until the body simply cannot continue. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants
While the FDA recently announced the approval of the first-ever therapy for SMA, it is not the total solution.The treatment does not work for everyone with SMA and we must continue to develop and deliver effective therapies that will change the course of SMA - from infants to adults - and eventually lead to a cure. We are excited to be supporting essential research.
With your help, we can make a real difference.
Fighting for Kaiden Foundation, Inc.
2017 Faces of SMA Gala & Auction Sponsorship Opportunities
Through the Faces of SMA Gala and Silent Auction, the Fighting for Kaiden Foundation offers companies the opportunity to enhance their positive corporate image and exposure while supporting awareness campaigns, support of those affected and fund essential Spinal Muscular Atrophy research toward treatments and a cure.
A large portion of the event's revenue will come from the silent auction donations and gala sponsorships. Please consider making a difference in this fight and provide hope for those affected. To register as an event sponsor, please use this form or fill out the fill out the Sponsorship Enrollment Form available at www.fightingforkaiden.org/facesofsmagala2017.html.
SMASHING SMA $10,000
Closing in on a Cure $5,000
Push for a Cure $3,000
Support for a Cure $1,000
Dream for a Cure $500
Exclusive Sponsorships $2,500 each
*Please contact us for availability
Program Book - SOLD
Food & Refreshments - SOLD
Additional benefits for all exclusive sponsors:
A Special night for an SMA affected Family
Family Sponsorship $1,000
Because of the medical needs of an SMA affected individual, a night out for the family can be quite difficult to come by. By sponsoring a family you will make the night of the Gala extra special. The family will receive Gala tickets for the SMA affected person and up to two family members and a room at the host hotel.
In addition, you will receive:
In-Kind or Other
Please contact us - we would be more than happy to customize a sponsorship that meets your needs.
Thank you for your support!
With your help we will continue our fight to spread awareness and fund research to
find a treatment and a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy!