( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) The Orthopaedic Foundation Annual Gala
The Orthopaedic Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports, develops, and utilize teaching methods with improving minimally invasive orthopedic surgery and advancements in musculoskeletal. This foundation creates different ways to find solutions to live a healthier lifestyle. “The aim of the Foundation is to discover new modalities for the treatment of orthopedic injuries and musculoskeletal disease, to promote injury prevention, and to explore minimally invasive treatments that guarantee shorter recovery time and faster return to daily activities,” said a representative of the foundation.” The link to the website is www.ofals.org
The gala event had a big turnout and had celebrities such as Bernard Hopkins (Legendary Boxing Champion & Hall of Fame Inductee), Kevin Weekes (Former NHL Goalie, current Broadcaster/Analyst for NHL & ESPN), Celebrity ChefDino Gatto (Executive Chef RAO’S), Celebrity ChefAndrew Whitney (Executive Chef/ Owner of Dell ‘anima), Victor Muro (President & CEO of Integrated Financial Strategies) and Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado (President & CEO Coastal Advisors LLC & Master of Ceremonies).
Each of these celebrities are always on board when it comes to philanthropy and celebrating a great cause.
“The 15th Anniversary Gala allowed us to raise significant funds to continue our cutting-edge research for sports injuries and Musculoskeletal diseases such as Arthritis,” said Dr. Plancher. “We thank all the honorees and guests for coming out to celebrate with us and for making our night a huge success.
“It was such a pleasure and honor to be the Orthopedic Foundation Gala’s MC and honoree,” said Richard Big Daddy Salgado. “I look forward to continuing to do great work for the organization and advancing their mission.”
Guests were wined and dined with a 4-course decadent meal prepared by Chef Dino Gatto and Chef Andrew Whitney with exclusive wine pairings from The 1 Wine company. Guests were entertained by the performance of world-famous comedy enterprise Second City Works. Significant funds were raised through a live and silent auction benefiting the foundation.