Ferrari-Maserati Fort Lauderdale will host the Sixth Annual Gala of Hope on Thursday, November 17th, 2016, beginning at 7p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit Cure SMA, a non-profit organization committed to supporting spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) families and funding research to find a cure.
With more than 500 attendees expected at this year’s Fire & Ice-themed event, the evening will entail a night of decadent luxury. The annual soiree will feature a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres from The Capital Grille, a deluxe silent auction, a not-to-be missed raffle including a $5,000 JR Dunn shopping spree and a weekend in a Maserati courtesy of Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, live entertainment by Michael Israel, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with South Florida tastemakers and influencers.
In 2011, Fiorenna Israel-Fuentes and Jennifer Miller-Smith, two mothers with daughters suffering from SMA, founded the Gala of Hope in honor of their daughters’ fight for survival. One in every 10,000 babies is born with the disease and one in every 50 people carry the gene that causes SMA. There is currently no cure or FDA-approved treatment, though tremendous breakthroughs have been reached thanks in large part to Cure SMA and funds raised from events like the Gala of Hope.
Since it’s inception, the Gala of Hope has raised more than $700,000 and they anticipate breaking the $1,000,000 milestone at this year’s gala. Tickets are currently on sale for $150 for General Admission and $300 for VIP. Tickets can be purchased at: events.curesma.org/GalaofHopeSFL.