450 Powell St.
San Francisco, California

On Saturday October 3, 2009, gangsters, flappers, dames, and daddies will take over the Sir Francis Drake Hotel for a flashback fundraiser. The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) will host a Roaring 20s benefit to raise funds for burn survivors and honor Thomas Neylan of Menlo Park Fire Protection District, recipient of the 2009 Hook and Ladder Award. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at www.aarbf.org or www.hookandladder.eventbrite.com.

This annual event will ensure that basic human needs are met for burn survivors in California, plus support recreational programs like Champ Camp, the largest residential camp for burn injured children in the United States, now entering its 25th year. This year’s Ball will feature swingin' music from the Jazz Mafia All-Stars, featuring members of Spaceheater, Supertaster, and Brass Mafia, and cabaret entertainment from Elemental Remix Dance Company. Guests will be treated to visits to the hotel’s secret Prohibition Room. The 2009 Hook and Ladder Ball is made possible by event sponsors Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Local 55, and Lightyear Mobile.

It will also feature a silent auction with diamond bar, live auction and raffles. Auction donors include 3 Alarm Cellars, Argonaut Hotel, Bella Wine Caves, Beach Blanket Babylon, Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club, Corner View Restaurant and Bar, Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco, Disney, Dr. Phil Show, The Dolce Group, Duluth Trading Co., Embassy Suites Napa Valley, Guittard Chocolate Company, Harmony Cellars, HEY HOT DOGS!, Hook and Ladder Winery, Little River Inn, Mail Center Cloverdale, Marin Brewing Company, Moylan's Brewery and Restaurant, North Coast Brewing Co., Palmeri Wines, Pavé Fine Jewelery Design, St. André Design, San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, The Doctors Show, Total Concern 2, Wente Vineyards, Zephyr Whitewater… and more! All proceeds support AARBF’s burn survivor services in California.

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of burn survivors and promoting burn prevention education in the community. For more information, please visit www.aarbf.org.

Added by AARBF on September 13, 2009

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