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Miracles of Christmas: The Gift of Life's 6th Annual Black Tie Affair

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Almost 1 in 5 preemie parents consider committing suicide due to their child’s premature birth or resulting complications.

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The Gift of Life cordially invites you to attend our 6th Annual Charity Gala Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 5-11 PM at the Walt Disney World Dolphin. This year's theme is the Miracles of Christmas. Enjoy a night of dining, entertainment, and a silent auction.

All proceeds from this event go to support and empower premature infants and their families.

GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE!CELEBRITY APPEARANCES!LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!MASSIVE AUCTION!"As parents of a premature baby ourselves, we formed The Gift of Life to offer hope, encouragement, and support to parents of premature babies in neonatal intensive care units. Our purpose is to provide support to parents and their premature babies"-Rosie Moore/Founder of The Gift of Life"Almost 1 in 5 preemie parents consider committing suicide due to their child’s premature birth or resulting complications and the undue, nearly unbearable stress it causes preemie families.""Did you know that 'according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (which comes to 43.8 million), suffer from a mental illness in a given year?  16 million will experience at least one major depressive episode in a calendar year, while 18 percent suffered from a serious anxiety disorder like PTSD.  Yet, not even half of adults with a diagnosed illness received significant medical attention in 2015." By  Bri Ziganti"Based on the most conservative of estimates, 11 percent of moms in the United States suffer from symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD), and postpartum anxiety may be even more common. But NICU moms suffer from postpartum mood issues at much higher rates. There are no hard and fast numbers, but studies have suggested that up to 70 percent of women whose babies spend time in the NICU experience some degree of postpartum depression, while up to one-quarter may experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder." HEALTH  04/13/2018

  • Cocktail Hour
  • Cash Full Liquor Bar
  • Soft Drinks, Water
  • Hors-d'oeuvres
  • Plated Dinner
  • Children’s Menu
  • Desserts

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What We Do:

The Gift of Life Charity Gala is the official annual fundraiser for our organization. The funds you help us raise enable us to continue NICU support services, including:

  • NICU care packages
  • Cooler bags for safe breast milk transportation
  • Grief counseling and emotional support

We've raised over $12,000 in revenue from our Silent and Live Auctions at our Annual Charity Gala in 2018 thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors, individual donors, and volunteers. We've connected with over 200 families of preemies through our closed NICU Support Group on Facebook. Additionally, hundreds of local families in the NICU receive our Care Packages on a regular basis. In 2019 we gave out 2000 items between care packages, holiday bears, knit hats and discharge packages. This year our goal is to raise up at least $50,000 to help fund our expansion project for 2021-2022.

We are planning to expand our list of services - and your support can help.

This event is hosted by Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel. Group rates are available. We welcome corporate sponsors. Please contact us for more information.

2021 Celebrity Sponsors

Karen ShrinerCourtney ShawRico/Michael JacksonDr. Hilton Bernstein

Dr. Gregor Alexander

Santa Claus

Mrs. Claus

Jacki Manna

2021 Corporate Sponsors

Aloma PrintingBrion Price PhotographyMegapixel ProSugar Pop Films PhotoboothSouthern EleganceOrlando Wedding & Party RentalsTreasured Moments Videography123 PhotographyAtmospheres Floral and Decor

Through The Lens Photography

Jennifer Rucco/JC Penny Hair Salon

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Do you need a tuxedo or suit for the gala?  Contact Men's Warehouse for your special rate when you mention The Gift of Life Charity Gala! 

Men's Warehouse offering brand-name formal & casual attire, shoes & accessories, plus tuxedo rentals.

Located in: Colonial Plaza MallAddress: 2606 E Colonial Dr #400, Orlando, FL 32803Phone: (407) 895-8408

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The Gift of Life - Supporting Premature Infants and Their Families - Because Every Life is a Miracle

July 31, 2021, @ Walt Disney Dolphin from 5 pm to 11 pm EDT - Be There!

Charity Gala Frequently Asked Questions:Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?No, there is no age limit. We can accommodate children with the menu.What are my parking options at the event?Parking is free. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?Contact The Gift of Life at 407-905-5454 or info@thegiftoflife27.orgIs my registration/ticket transferrable?Yes. If you are not able to attend and someone else is going in your place, please email info@thegiftoflife27.org with the new attendee's name and email.What if I have allergies or special dietary restrictions?Please note any special dietary restrictions during your ticket purchase.Have Some Fun and Make a Difference - Order Your Tickets Today!

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