Save the date to “Swing for Kids!” on November 6 with The Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Craig T. Nelson will host the benefit at The Palos Verdes Golf Club with all proceeds going towards the building of a new Physical Therapy Center. The focus of the new center is to help kids to heal faster and better while providing parents tools to aid in their child’s rehabilitation.
The tournament, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, 1st Century Bank, City National Bank, Tequila Alderete, and BuzzBox. Kicking off on Monday, November 6th at the beautiful Palos Verdes Golf Club, in Palos Verdes, CA. Registration is at 8:30 am and a shotgun start at 10:30 am followed by a reception and silent auction to include a culinary experience, dinner with Chef Michael Fiorelli, tequila tastings and more.
The Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) benefit pre-dinner took place at the newly launched restaurant, Les Coulisses, located in Los Angeles CA. Special guest Peter Facinelli served as the evening host. This event was a pre-dinner in support of the upcoming OIC “Swing for Kids Golf Classic.”
During the dinner, I was able to speak with esteemed staff members about what makes OIC so special. Mary Beth Perrine, Senior Director Development & Community Outreach, grew up as part of the volunteer legacy at OIC, succeeding her mother’s four-decade-long volunteer efforts. She has been with OIC professionally for twenty-eight years! Ms. Perrine shared that OIC is one of the oldest charities in Los Angeles and responsible for groundbreaking procedures like creating a fibrin glue used for hip replacement surgery that has been adopted by medical facilities worldwide.
OIC Doctors of Sports Medicine Jennifer J. Beck (2nd-R) and Cerebral Palsy surgeon Rachel M. Thompson (2nd-L) make a special monthly trip to Mexicali visiting with families from Mexico. They see patients at no cost, with a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal medical issues, ranging from untreated injuries to undiagnosed degenerative diseases.
In an interview with Peter Facinelli he told me that he is grateful to lend his presence to an organization in the business of making kids feel better. He shared that his daughter suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was only six years old. Feeling hopeless at times due to him not being able to ease her pain himself, Peter is incredibly thankful for his experience with Children’s UCLA Medical Center which also has an alliance with OIC at Santa Monica.
The evening wrapped with us continuing to discuss the importance of having a hospital like The Orthopaedic Institute for Children. The proof is in the numbers, 98% of patients are able to walk after treatments from OIC! It is my hope that they continue to transform the lives of every family that seek their help.
About the Orthopaedic Institute for Children
For more than a century, the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) has provided unparalleled care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Comprised of doctors, surgeons, nurses, researchers, administrators and volunteers committed to helping children lead healthy, active lives.
photo credit: Michael Bezjian