2016 Storybook Ball Supporting Pediatric Health
On October 15, 2016, the Storybook Ball celebrated its 17th year of supporting pediatric care at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).
This year’s Storybook Ball was held at The Castle at 130 Columbus Avenue, and showcased the incredible strides MGHfC physicians and researchers have made in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders and the ability to test for genetic conditions.
The Genetics and Metabolism Program at MGHfC is at the forefront of revolutionary advances in genetics that will help us better understand the basis of many health conditions and deliver more personalized care. State-of-the-art genetics laboratories, world-wide collaborations and research trials ensure patients at MGHfC have access to the latest testing and treatment options.
To learn more about the genetics clinical programs and research initiatives at MGHfC, please click here.
Below please find sponsorship package options for the 2016 Storybook Ball. Event proceeds allow MGHfC to provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families; to recruit and support the best physicians, surgeons and researchers; and to speed the development of new technologies and cutting-edge research that can transform clinical care worldwide.
Storybook Ball tickets and sponsorships are no longer available for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact us at 617.724.3637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Here's a taste of what will be on auction at the Storybook Ball. More exciting live auction items to be revealed!
Treat yourself to a breather basking in the sun on pink-sand beaches and cooling off in crystal-clear turquoise waters. Enjoy a private flight to a three-night Bermuda escape for four at sophisticated Rosewood Tucker’s Point—including golf and a spa day.
Get ready for an epic Patriots tailgate party. You and 13 of your closest friends will enjoy pre-game VIP treatment, with New England Charcuterie serving an artisanal spread fit for Super Bowl champions. Then, you’ll all head into Gillette Stadium to see the Pats crush the Los Angeles Rams.
What do you get when you combine a living sports legend and an icon of modern music? The David Ortiz American Standard Stratocaster, created by Fender, of course. This custom, hand-painted guitar, autographed by Big Papi, is destined to be a collector’s item for both sports and music fans. But, as singular an acquisition as this may be, the experience that goes along with it will prove just as memorable. You and a guest will sit in on an exclusive recording session with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Your musical journey includes a private tour of the famed DW Drum Factory in Oxnard.
Spring Ski Break
After schussing down a mountain in Deer Valley, Utah this March, you may never ski east of the Rockies again--especially, if you’re ensconced for a week in a luxurious condo for up to 12 people at The Residences at the Chateaux. The Residences, located mid-mountain and steps away from chairlifts, offer a breakfast buffet, pre-arrival grocery shopping, private concierge, babysitting, playrooms, fitness and business centers, private airport transfers and in-town shuttles. Next door at the Chateaux Deer Valley, you can swim in a heated pool, relax in a hot tub, enjoy gourmet dining and shop ‘til you drop.
Powerhouse event planner Bryan Rafanelli will take his cue from your personal style to plan your dream dinner for 12, in collaboration with the Four Seasons Hotel Boston chef de cuisine. Finishing touches will be provided by Be Our Guest and Winston Flowers.
You’ll be batting a thousand when you treat your crew of 20 to a Red Sox game in a Fenway Park executive suite, including all-they-can-eat food and beverages. But, it’s the pre-game meet-up with Sox players that will have your young baseball buffs voting you into the Parents Hall of Fame.
It's a Big Papi Party
Join David Ortiz’s nearest and dearest for his official retirement celebration at his annual celebrity golf classic in Punta Cana. With your privileged A-list status, your party of four will be playing with Big Papi’s celebrity-studded crowd on and off the course.
Each year, the Storybook Ball profiles a patient and family who have received care at MGHfC. This year’s Storybook Ball focused on the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders and the ability to test for genetic conditions. Relive the 2016 Storybook Ball by watching the video below, which features 10-year-old John Peters and his family from Haymarket, Virginia.
Storybook Ball Over the Years
Proceeds from Storybook Ball over the past decade have allowed MassGeneral Hospital for Children to provide extraordinary care to our youngest patients and their families; to recruit and support the best physicians, surgeons and researchers; and to speed the development of new technologies and cutting-edge research that can transform clinical approaches locally and globally.
The past generosity of Storybook Ball supporters has helped establish new programs and facilities, such as the Coordinated Care Clinic and the state-of-the-art Francis H. Burr Proton Beam Therapy Center, enhancing our ability to serve children with complex physical and emotional needs. Like most healthcare organizations across the country and within Boston, however, Massachusetts General Hospital is not immune to external challenges. In the face of economic adversity, MGHfC is preparing to pursue its mission of caring for those who need our care most by renewing our commitment to the wide range of existing pediatric programs for which this hospital is renowned.
2015: Treasure Island at the Castle Last year's event focused on pediatric brain disorders and brain surgery. For children, these include neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, ADHD, Down syndrome), epilepsy, concussion, traumatic brain injury, or mood and anxiety disorders. The annual fundraiser for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) raised $1.6 million to support research initiatives and patient care programs.
2014: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Castle The 15th Anniversary Storybook Ball raised more than $1.8 million to support MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s efforts to enhance family-centered care, as well as pediatric community and global health initiatives. The funds are providing critical support to advance MGHfC research efforts, too.
2013: Harold and the Purple Crayon at the Museum of Fine Arts To mark the opening of the new MGHfC Pediatric Emergency Department, this past year’s event highlighted Pediatric Emergency Services and Trauma. This focus took on a new meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The evening commemorated the extraordinary care teams and victims of this horrific tragedy. The funds raised supported various initiatives at MGHfC, including increasing Child Life hours in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
Support the Storybook Ball
MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the oldest provider of pediatric services in Boston, has offered comprehensive, compassionate care to children since 1821. This is a tradition that every physician, nurse and staff member at MGHfC is committed to keeping—and expanding—into the 21st century and beyond.
If you are unable to become a Sponsor of Storybook Ball, but wish to support the programs and services of MGHfC, please consider making a gift to the Storybook Ball.
Provide comprehensive, compassionate clinical care
Expand support and services for children and families with complex physical and emotional needs.
Advance innovative research
Support new and ongoing investigations while speeding and expanding the most promising current research – and hasten the translation of those innovations into clinical care.
Care in the community
Continue to deliver the strongest possible commitment to underserved children and their families locally and globally.
Sasha Field, Child Life Specialist