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A Celebration of Courage & Hope
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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - US Grant Hotel, San Diego

5:30-6:30pm Reception • 6:30-8:30pm Dinner & Awards

 A Celebration of Courage and Hope is a special evening dedicated to honoring local San Diegans who have shown outstanding compassion, perseverance and the ability to instill a sense of hope that inspires others.  We hope you will join us in honoring individuals who have served as models of commitment to compassionate care, advocacy and research.

Individual Tickets: $350
Table Sponsor (10 Seats): $5,000

To buy tickets or a table package, please contact Morgan Hutter at 858.966.3300 or
CLICK HERE to download a sponsorship package.

Event Chairs

Adam Day, Assistant Tribal Manager, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Gregg Smith, President & COO, One Reverse Mortgage
Laura McDonald, Director, Public Affairs and Project Communications, SDG&E

Courage & Hope Award Recipients

  • Medical Professional: TBA

  • Researcher: TBA

  • Awareness: TBA

  • Family Caregiver: Nominations Now Open!
    Do you know a caregiver that deserves to be honored and celebrated for their extraordinary compassion, strength and courage? Nominate them today for our 2015 Courage & Hope Caregiver Award. CLICK HERE>>
    More info: Jamie Hagan, 858.966.3290 or

Masters of Ceremony

Carlo Cecchetto, CBS News 8 Anchor

Special thanks to Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation for their generous support as a Platinum Sponsor.

2014 Courage & Hope Caregiver Award Winner

Alford Claiborne
Alford's wife Rita was diagnosed at the age of 55 with Alzheimer's. For the last 12 years Alford had dedicated his life to providing Rita with the care she needs. In addition to being his wife's caregiver, husband, and best friend, Alford finds the time to advocate for others by volunteering to speak at presentations on behalf of caregivers and those living with dementia.


2013 Courage & Hope Caregiver Award Winner

Ken Darling
Ken’s mother, Dorothy, had Alzheimer’s.  In order to give Dorothy the care she needed, Ken quit his job to be her at-home caregiver. Ken lovingly cared for her mother through a complete role reversal of child and parent until her passing in March of 2012. Ken has since dedicated himself to supporting other caregivers and raising crucial awareness and funds to one day find a cure for the disease that robbed him of his mother.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor for the 2014 event or would like more information please  contact Morgan Hutter at 858.966.3300 or



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