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Saturday, October 16, 2021
The St. Regis
Eighty-Eight West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Reception, Dinner, Live and Silent Auction & Dancing
Atlanta’s 40th Anniversary Crystal Ball
Since its inception, the Crystal Ball has raised almost $10 million for arthritis research and programs that directly support the nearly 2 million Georgians – including 10,000 children -- living with arthritis. Each year, the success of the Crystal Ball depends on countless volunteers, the generosity of individuals and corporate sponsors, and the support of the Arthritis Foundation staff. These combined efforts have established the Crystal Ball as one of the organization’s premier fundraising events in the nation.
The 40th Anniversary Crystal Ball is being chaired by Taylor and Stacy Courtnay and Matt and Meredith Boyd. Tony Brewer, Atlanta’s premier event planning and design firm, will create an elegant evening with a reception, formal dinner, auction, live music, and dancing. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea.”
“Under the Sea” will shed light on how inflammatory arthritis can attack the entire body, regardless of age, race, or gender. It can attack children as they take their first steps, and men and women in the prime of their lives and from every walk of life. Arthritis not only affects joints -- it can attack your heart, lungs, skin, and eyes, among other vital organs. In fact, most children who are afflicted with juvenile arthritis have uveitis – eye inflammation that can lead to blindness.
The funds raised at the Crystal Ball will help us provide empowering programs such as Camp AcheAway, a camp created especially for children diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Camp AcheAway provides the children with a greater understanding of arthritis, helps them develop peer-to-peer support, increases their independence and self-confidence while discovering new skills and interests. This powerful camp is a life-altering experience and is provided at no cost to the families it serves.
In addition, funds raised this evening will further fuel the Foundation’s mission to provide valuable tools, resources, community connections, and eventually a CURE for arthritis. Your support is so appreciated and we look forward to you joining us!
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